Better Living Through Chemistry
Summer 2007

Eric Muller, Julie Yu, Don Rathjen, Jill Johnsen

Activities

Atmosphere and Composition
tape model of the atmosphere
rice model of the atmosphere
Fast Rusting
separation anxiety

Food - physical states and reactions
Five-Layer Density Column
Sodium Acetate Hand Warmers
Boyle-ing water
Cake by Conduction
Glowing Pickle
Having a gas with cola
Light soda
Stability of Egg White Foams
exploring chirality
rotating light
Don's food science bibliography

Electrochemistry
Electrostatic attraction of water
bending water radio interview
conductivity tester
indicating electrolysis
electrolysis device
aluminum-air battery

Surface Tension
Suminagashi - by Jessica Henricks
drops on a penny
water over a wire mesh
Floating Paperclip and other Surface Tension Experiments

Household Products
Tape electroscope
Spectrometer CD
chemical change
physical change
Illuminations on Rates of Reactions

Cars
Tired weight

Biochemistry
Burning peanut
gel electrophoresis
column chromatography

Mole Day Activities
Mole Day Celebration Ideas
A Mole of Gas
Toasting a mole
what is a mole

Demos
polymer demos
elephant toothpaste
Mg and Dry ice
Tom Lehrer - the element song

Projects
Periodic Pegboard
Hands-on periodic table
Rutherford Roller

Websites
Eric's website
Julie's website
Don's website
Jill's website
TI website
Cientec Science in Costa Rica


Carissa's amazing hydrolysis animation
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Erainya's sugar cookie chemical taste test