Who says sugar is bad for children?! It's especially not bad in a chemistry classroom where it can be used to create flares and to bring chemistry alive! This is the 6th Beauties vs. Brawns challenge.
When I used to teach, I would begin a topic with a multi-media PowerPoint presentation to introduce the topic and for a few other reasons, one of which was to get some laughter from the students!
This is the introductory presentation I used to introduce my chemistry students to the topic of Chemical Bond.
When people think of modelling, they think of catwalks and skinny models, mostly. We do a lot of that in Science too...modelling that is, not the catwalks and skinny models!
Challenge number 5. A dramatic decomposition reaction!
Chemistry, not unlike its less popular cousin, Physics ( :D ), uses many symbols and they can be pretty confusing. Especially, when their meaning changes with just the type (regular or italicized) or the case (upper or lower case) of the font.
How well do you know them? Test your knowledge here.
When crystals in the Chemistry lab interact, it's not always crystal clear what is happening...unless you know Chemistry!