ChemMatters is an educational magazine containing fascinating articles on hot topics for teenagers. By demystifying the chemistry behind a subject—be it barbecue, perfume, or nutrition labels—our articles explain the connection between the chemistry teenagers learn in school and the world around them. ChemMatters is used by thousands of teachers across the United States as a complement to textbook.
Caffeine increases nerve cell activity, stimulates the brain, and, more important, helps people to stay awake in the morning.
Some animals keep warm at frigid temperatures, while others stay cold when it is scorching hot. These animals have amazing adaptations that allow them to thrive in the most hostile environments.
ChemMatters has been demystifying everyday chemistry for high school students for the past 30 years. Happy anniversary, ChemMatters!
A New Pigment Comes out of the Blue
Scientists have patented an environmentally-friendly, non-toxic blue pigment.
Emergency Lesson Plans
The ChemMatters CD collection features 25 years of ChemMatters articles and teacher's guides dating back to 1983. This is a great resource for class projects, library research, and science fairs.