One more edition of “Celebrating Chemistry” from the American Chemical Society… this one on how chemistry is used to help solve all sorts of mysteries. “Celebrating Chemistry” is designed to engage and educate children (Grades 4th – 6th) in the basic principles of chemistry, and is full of interesting information, activities and hands-on experiments for your homeschool use.
from the introduction:
Do you enjoy doing crossword puzzles, solving problems, or exploring mysteries? If you answered yes to any of these questions, then you could also be a chemist!
From the moment babies are born, they use their senses to look for clues or hints to find out more about their surroundings. Chemists do the same thing — using not only their senses, but also technology to learn about the world around them. Many of the biggest scientific questions and some of the world’s most urgent problems— involve chemistry, the science of atoms and molecules. Many of the most famous scientists and chemists in history who have contributed to the most important discoveries were explorers. They used the scientific method in their work: They made careful observations, patiently gathered information, did experiments — and most of all, experienced the thrill of discovery!
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