Special Effects: How Chemistry Fools People

Richard Rickett


Chemistry is everywhere, even in the movies. Taking a look behind the scenes shows that science rather than “magic” produces spectacular effects. The National Chemistry Week theme for October 17-23, 2010 will also be “Behind the Scenes with Chemistry!”

We’re offering these ideas early to help you plan ahead and prepare for your National Chemistry Week celebration events. Look for more this fall.

Get an overall feel for the chemistry of special effects with the ChemMatters article:

Special Effects Activities

History of Special Effects