Have you ever considered eating your food wrappings? Now, it is possible, and it is a nice way to protect the environment.
In the middle of World War II, Los Angeles residents woke up thinking that their city was under attack. A thick fog had blanketed the city and caused people’s eyes to sting and their noses to run. What caused that smog and what did we learn from it?
Miles above the surface of the Earth, a thin layer of ozone gas acts as a shield that protects us from harmful ultraviolet light. But chemicals released in the atmosphere have caused a huge hole in the ozone layer above Antarctica.
Learn how scientists discovered pollutants in our atmosphere and ideas for incorporating this story into a high school chemistry curriculum. View webinar
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A New Way of Detecting Landmines
Scientists have developed a new way of detecting landmines that could replace either dogs or metal detectors and that promises to be less costly and as reliable as current techniques.
Chocolate: The New Health Food. Or Is It?
Topics cover oxidation of free radicals in biochemistry, molecular structure, and organic chemistry functional groups.
Fireworks: What Do We Know About Fireworks?
Topics cover redox reactions, thermochemistry, electron structure, spectroscopy, gas laws, and safety.