Top Secret: Journalist Dossier on Household Chemicals

household productsBy Christine Russell

Curriculum Connection: Grade 11 Chemistry (SCH3U) — Solutions and Solubility

In this activity, students investigate the active ingredients in hazardous household products, e.g., cleaners, disinfectants and possible safer alternatives.  Continue reading

How Fast is an Electron and Electricity

How fast is an electron in a wire and how fast is electricity? An electron moves surprisingly slow, slower than a snail, while electricity moves at near the speed of light. Electrons move at what’s called the drift velocity. This video illustrates all this in an entertaining and informative way. Enjoy! Continue reading