Fish living in the oceans around Antarctica seem like they should freeze to death. But notothenioids have it all figured out, thanks to the antifreeze proteins in their blood! Continue reading
Here’s a twist on the classic chemical hand warmers you can buy for you to research and improve.
If you’ve been outdoors when it’s really cold, there’s a good chance you’ve either used these yourself or wished you had. You can experience a variation on the science found inside a commercial warmer with some pretty basic materials. You’ll discover how an everyday chemical reaction like rusting is used to keep your digits toasty. This experimental version of the hand warmer is offered as a test idea and not as a definitive solution. You’re encouraged to share your science fair results online.
Source: Homemade Hand Warmer | Science Experiments | Steve Spangler Science
The kilogram, mole, kelvin, and ampere will be redefined by physical constants. Continue reading
American Chemical Society: Chemistry for Life.
In this resource, ACS provides a fun look at common examples of chemistry in everyday life. Great for helping you make STSE connections in your lessons. Continue reading
Good news for the lazy: Canada’s leading conservation group is asking people not to rake their lawn.
Source: Why you might not want to rake your leaves this fall | CBC News
They explode when you touch them. Even a millionth of a gram can kill you. They can even disable you with their horrifying smell. SciShow introduces you to give of the most dangerous chemicals in the world. Continue reading