Weekly Articles

Below is a list of the weekly Article.  They are listed by the date assigned.  Obviously, that means they are due one week from the assigned date.

Weekly Chemistry Article Assignment

Journals are an important way that scientists communicate about big ideas. How would science be different if Einstein had kept his crazy rainbow-chasing ideas to himself?  What if Galileo never thought about the Earth orbiting around the Sun? Each week, you will be reading one article about interesting and important ideas in Chemistry.

Due on Tuesday each week


  • Read the article
  • Summarize the article in 10 sentences (must be handwritten)
  • Answer the following questions:
    • What’s one thing you already knew about this topic?
    • What’s one new thing you learned about this topic?
    • What’s one question you would like to have asked or learn more about?


Sep 1st - Serendipitous Chemistry  

Sep 8th - Tantalum

Sept 15th - Chemistry of Coins

Sept 22nd - The Sun

Sept 29th - Radium Girls

Oct 6th - Radioactivity

Oct 13th - Pencils and Lead

Oct 20th - Fireworks

Oct 27th -  Colorful Food

Nov 3rd - Slime

Nov 10th - Matches

Nov 17th -  Cinnamon

Dec 1st - Carbon Monoxide


Jan 16th - Flaking Away Rust

Jan 21st - Platinum

Jan 28th - Thermometers

Feb 4th - Iodine

Feb 11th -  Frozen Gas

Feb 18th - Scuba

Feb 25th - Cryogenics

Mar 3th - Sports Drinks

Mar 10th - Salting Winter Roads

Mar 17th - Vanilla

Mar 24th - Chocolate

Mar 31st - Ice Cream

Apr 21st - Poppy Seeds

Apr 28th - Urine

May 5th - Hot Meals              

May 12th - Trans Fats

May 19th - Bad Orange Juice

May 26th - Chinese Restaurant