I previously wrote about an experiment published in the Journal of Chemical Education called “Hydroglyphics”1. In thi
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One day during class I presented the disappearing rainbow demonstration and explained the chemistry behind it. After doing so, I had a student ask me if a particular bartending trick called “rainbow shots” was done in a manner similar to the way the disappearing rainbow demonstration is performed.
Last year I wrote about a very simple experiment can be done using water, a plate and M&M’s candies. The experiment can be seen in the video below:
A student of mine, Anthony Shepherd, and I worked together to develop a new chemical riddle. How do you think we performed the experiment in the video below?
Can you solve the chemical riddle described in the video below?
Here’s a great project to try with your students: build a periodic table out of Lego blocks. We did this a few years ago at Spring Arbor University, working with teachers and students from Hardin Valley Academy i