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Saint Patrick's Day

stack of gold coins with a shamrock on top


St. Patrick’s Day is a great time to go “green” with chemistry. Turn your house’s water green for the day, burn green flames, make green goo, and even have a green breakfast with the following websites. Take the theme further with activities about rainbows and pots of gold.

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  • Green River Spectrometry
    Did these scientists uncover the secret of Chicago’s green river?
  • Dyeing To Be Green
    Chicago is a bit protective of its green river dye secret. This college student dug deeper.
  • Leprechauns Strike Again with Green Water
    This dad convinced his kids that the leprechauns really came to visit.

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(all sites accessed February 2018)