This recent article from the Journal of Chemical Education is an excellent overview of accidents that have happened involving flammable liquids. The authors report 164 children and educators have been injured over a 20 year period. The article also provides useful insights into why these accidents occur and measures necessary to prevent them.
In my opinion, this article is a “must read” for any science teacher considering bringing a sample of a flammable liquid into their classroom.
Link to article
Thanks for sharing this idea Milan !
YES! We are doing another collaborative project in honour of the 2019 International Year of the Periodic Table! February/March 2019 Update We are beginning to receive artwork for each element from
Source: 2019 International Year of the Periodic Table Timeline of Elements |
This week Reactions is checking out some sushi chemistry. What creates the subtle interplay of flavors in your tuna nigiri? Take a deep dive with us into the science of rice, fish, and seaweed! Continue reading
Did you realize that just like certain animals here on Earth, there are endangered elements too? For example, we’re constantly losing helium, a gas that defies gravity and escapes our atmosphere into space. Continue reading
This source provides useful slides on diets and nutrition.
Source: Health & Diet
Before Marie Curie, these women dedicated their lives to science and made significant advances
Source: Ten Historic Female Scientists You Should Know
How do you increase the number of women working in science, technology, engineering and mathematics? Toronto-based photographer Natalia Dolan asked female leaders in these fields to weigh in Continue reading
This is a great resource for teaching about chromosomal abnormalities for genetics and evolution at the same time. Students investigate differences between chromosomes (like inversions and deletions) of Humans, Chimps, Gibbons, and Orangutans to determine their possible evolutionary relationships.
Laura is chair of the STAO Secondary Curriculum Committee