Latest Articles

borax soap is one everyday use of alkali elements

Everyday Uses of Alkali Metals

Jul 15, 2020 - Emily Newton

What are alkali metals? Where might you encounter them in your everyday life? Here’s a quick refresher on Group 1 of the periodic table of elements.

How to Calculate Concentrations of Solutions and Mixtures

Jun 4, 2020 - Emily Newton

What are solutions? What are mixtures? How can chemists use concentration formulas, and can you replicate the process at home? 

A Quick Guide to the 3 Laws of Thermodynamics 

Mar 5, 2020 - Emily Newton

Without the laws of thermodynamics, scientists wouldn’t understand how energy and heat work. Learn about each law of thermodynamics now!

Inorganic Chemistry for Beginners

Jan 2, 2020 - Emily Newton

Inorganic chemistry looks at the interactions that don’t involve carbon atoms. Why do scientists study these reactions? Learn more now!

What Is Stoichiometry?

Nov 7, 2019 - Emily Newton

What is stoichiometry? It sounds intimidating, but it’s a simple concept that’s critically important to chemistry. Learn more now!

Quick and Easy Explanation of Physical Chemistry

Oct 24, 2019 - Emily Newton

What is physical chemistry? Here are some physical chemistry examples and a look at the broader goals of the discipline itself.

What Is Biochemistry?

Oct 4, 2019 - Emily Newton

Biochemistry demonstrates the practicality of the scientific method very well. Let’s explore several biochemistry topics & their applications.

Sweet Rock Candy Science

Sep 10, 2019 - Emily Newton

Rock candy is easy to make and a great science experiment. Let’s look at the science behind it. Then, make your own with a rock candy recipe.

The Different Types of Measurement Error Explained

Sep 5, 2019 - Emily Newton

There are three broad types of measurement error in science. Keep reading to learn more and to avoid making the same mistakes in your own experiments.

Acids and Bases: What’s the Difference?

Aug 1, 2019 - Emily Newton

What’s the difference between acids and bases? Most liquids fall under one of these two categories. Read on to learn more about the classifications.

The Wonderful Reason Why Fireworks Get Their Color

Jun 28, 2019 - Emily Newton

Let’s take a look at the science of fireworks and how they get those amazing colors out of a simple explosion.

Learn How to Balance Chemical Equations Now

Jun 14, 2019 - Emily Newton

Balancing chemical equations is a staple of high school chemistry. Here are some easy steps to help you learn how to balance chemical equations now.

See For Yourself

NASA's Perseverance Rover successfully touched down on the red planet on February 18, 2021. The rover's main goal is to search for signs of alien life. Perseverance will also collect rock samples and regolith for a possible return to earth. Thumbnail Credit: NASA

The term 5G has been a buzzword on the internet for some time now, but what exactly is this technology and how is it different from our current 4G networks? Watch this video Tech Vision to learn about this technology or read our article about 5G technology before it becomes mainstream. Thumbnail Designed by Freepik