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Zines

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Do you ever wonder about genetically modified food? Check out this zine by Scott Mihalik.

Science Experiments

Liquid Nitrogen Experiments: The Balloon

What happens when a balloon full of air is plunged into a container full of liquid nitrogen? Yet more fun with liquid nitrogen! Courtesy of Frostbite Theater

Puzzles
Visit the Fun Zone

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Image Credit: The Periodic Table of Comic Books.

Welcome to the Periodic Table of ComicBooks. Click on an element to see a list of comic book pages involving that element. Click on a thumbnail on the list to see a full comic book page. There's something for everyone here!





Are you in the mood for some fun games!

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What is Chirality?: In this game you will learn the basic priniciple of chirality which is what the Nobel Price in Chemisty 2001 was concerned with.

Name that Atom: Take this test to see if you can figure out the chemical.

Creative Chemistry Word Searches: Put your thinking cap on and get solving on these word searches.

Chemistry Murder Mystery: Gather clues - Interview suspects - Analyze evidence Solve a mysterious death.



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Image Credit: nobelprize.org

The PCR Method: The Eye of the Donkey educational game, starting with an animated lecture, is based on the 1993 Nobel Prize in Chemistry, which was awarded to the invention of the PCR method that made it possible to copy large amounts of fragments of DNA in a few hour

Element Hangman: Use the clue given to figure out the element.



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Element Matching Game: Can you match up the element with its abbreviation?

Glass making: Learn about how to make glass by mixing chemical. Be careful not to break anything!


Avogradro's Element Hunt:Help Avogadro find chemical elements in his house.

Sci-Doku: Try these puzzles with science-related clues from Scientific American.


Experiments

There is a lot of interesting science to investigate in this world. Not all of the science is done by men wearing white coats and working in laboratories. All of the world around us involves science. A child (or teacher) can investigate some pretty interesting stuff without requiring a laboratory or expensive laboratory equipment or dangerous chemicals. Try some Countertop Chemistry!

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Check out these home experiment from Science is Fun! Add joy and share the fun of scientific experimentation with friends and family members. Safety comes first. Be sure to follow each instruction carefully. HAVE FUN!

Science for Kids are a collection of experiments and activities ranging from chemical and physical changes to solids, liquids and gases. Try these to get in touch with the chemist inside you.


Jokes and Riddles

Q: Why are chemists great for solving problems?
A: They have all the solutions.
Check out some more Chemistry Jokes and the Periodic Table

Mary was working in a chemistry lab with a mixture of chemicals that was 90% water and weighed 20 pounds. After returning to the lab from a weekend break, she calculated the mixture was now 50% water. How much does the mixture now weigh? Click here for the answer.


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CHEM4KIDS

Would you like to explore chemistry for the first time or maybe just refresh your memory? Here is the site for you! Everything on Earth, everything in our solar system, everything in our galaxy, and everything in the universe is connected to Chemistry. Jump in and explore Rader's CHEM4KIDS!




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