Jessie Rack: Science will Save the World - We've Got Chemistry! (Acid and Base Experiment)
Jessie Rack (University of Arizona)

Today we are exploring the wonderful world of chemistry with an acid-base experiment.

Brains On! What's Smaller Than An Electron?
Brains On!

Quarks, like electrons, are fundamental particles, which means they can’t be broken down into smaller parts. Or can they?

But Why?: Ice, Ice, Baby: Why Is Ice Slippery?
But Why?

How does water turn into ice? Why is ice sometimes slippery and other times sticky? Why is it so cold? Why does it float? How are icicles made? Why are icebergs mostly underwater? What was the ice age?

Short Wave: Antimatter - Matter's "Evil Twin"
Short Wave (NPR)

NPR correspondent Geoff Brumfiel tells us, so far antimatter has mostly escaped the detection of physicists.

Short Wave: Quantum Mechanics For Beginners
Short Wave (NPR)

Today on Short Wave, Schleier-Smith takes us into her laboratory — of lasers and mirrors — to break down what’s at work.

Atomic Heritage Foundation: Atom Lesson Plan
Atomic Heritage Foundation

In the basic version, students learn about the atom, its structure, the particles. They will also learn how to calculate the atomic mass and find the number of protons, neutrons, and electrons. In the advanced version, students learn about isotopes and ions.

Atomic Heritage Foundation: Learning about the Atom
Atomic Heritage Foundation

Students are introduced to the idea and structure of an atom with an engaging craft project.

Atomic Heritage Foundation: Radiometric Dating Simulation
Atomic Heritage Foundation

Using M&Ms candies, this exercise will demonstrate the process of radioactive decay and its uses for determining the age of a substance.

ACS: Inquiry in Action - Investigating the Weather (Lesson 1.2): Why do Puddles Dry Up?
ACS (American Chemical Society)

Students make a one-drop puddle on their hand and observe the water evaporate to investigate the question: Why do puddles dry up?