Find educational resources for this year's National Chemistry Week theme and other materials for your event, including outreach activities, articles, and videos.
Explore and understand how chemistry plays an essential role in healing. Learn more about how the body heals itself, how nature has provided us with medicines, how milk of magnesia works in your stomach, and much more!
Hands-on Activity: Cloudy with a Chance of Clear Color
Mix a medicine called milk of magnesia with red cabbage juice and vinegar, rather than your own stomach acid, for some surprising color changes. Find the activity in the latest issue of Celebrating Chemistry.
Designing an Absorbency Test
Test to see which of 4 materials absorbs water. View an animation that shows how water molecules are attracted to paper and felt and move up through spaces in the material.
Temperature Changes in Dissolving
Use a thermometer while dissolving a few different household substances in water to explore the inner workings of instant hot and cold packs. Then, view animations to see how the breaking and making of bonds during dissolving causes these temperature changes.
Neutralizing Acids and Bases
Explore the color changes that result when citric acid and sodium carbonate are added to universal indicator solution. View animations to find out how acids and bases neutralize each other.
ChemMatters ChemMatters is a magazine that helps high school students find connections between chemistry and the world around them. Check out our article on Laura Hoch, a material innovation chemist for Patagonia.