Danger! Learn About the Attractive Beauty of Fire {Chemistry in Nature}

As the weather turns cooler, the idea of cozying up around a fire seems more appealing. But did you know that fire is the result of a chemical reaction that releases light and heat? For this reaction to occur, it requires oxygen, heat, and a fuel source, like wood, oil, or coal. The oxygen combusts,… Continue reading Danger! Learn About the Attractive Beauty of Fire {Chemistry in Nature}

Atoms and Isotopes

I have got chemistry on the brain thanks to my latest writing project. There are atoms and isotopes, molecules and compounds all floating around, creating some pretty wild dreams! So, I thought that you all should reap the benefits of my writing process! In today’s post, I am sharing a bit about the history of… Continue reading Atoms and Isotopes

T-Shirt Chromatography

One of the few experiments I remember doing in high school was t-shirt chromatography. I can still picture the coffee cans and sharpies all lined up and ready to go in my mind. We spend the whole class period making the shirts and I wore mine until it faded and basically fell apart. So today,… Continue reading T-Shirt Chromatography

New Release: Chemistry for the Logic Stage!

Announcing the official release of our newest title — Chemistry for the Logic Stage! Chemistry for the Logic Stage is a 36 week classical science curriculum designed for studying the principles of chemistry. It leads students through a study of the periodic table, matter, solutions, chemical reactions and more. Each week there is a topic… Continue reading New Release: Chemistry for the Logic Stage!

Dry Ice Exploration (FREE Printable Included!)

Dry ice is one of those materials that can induce hours of science fun for your students. It appears to boil in room temperature water, sending out billows of white, wispy smoke. In today’s Science Corner, I’m sharing a few activities that you can use to explore the science surrounding this amazing material. The Science… Continue reading Dry Ice Exploration (FREE Printable Included!)

Science Corner: The Element and Atom

What is an element? What is an atom? How do an element and atom differ? Today I’m getting a bit technical as I share about these two essential concepts in chemistry. The Element: Elements are a substances made up of one type of atom that cannot be broken down by chemical reaction to form a… Continue reading Science Corner: The Element and Atom