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 Wednesday 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?


Aug 29th - Serendipitous Chemistry  

Sep 5th - Tantalum

Sept 12th - Chemistry of Coins

Sept 19th - The Sun

Sept 26th - Radium Girls

Oct 3rd - Radioactivity

Oct 10th - Pencils and Lead

Oct 17th - Fireworks

Oct 24th -  Colorful Food

Oct 31st - Slime

Nov 7th - Matches

Nov 14th - Cinnamon

Dec 5th - Carbon Monoxide

Jan 16th - Flaking Away Rust

Jan 23rd - Platinum

Jan 30th - Thermometers

Feb 6th - Iodine

Feb 13th -  Frozen Gas

Feb 20th - Scuba

Feb 27th - Cryogenics

Mar 6th - Sports Drinks

Mar 13th - Salting Winter Roads

Mar 20th - Vanilla

Mar 27th - Ice Cream

Apr 17th - Chocolate

Apr 24th - Poppy Seeds

May 1st - Urine

May 8th - Hot Meals              

May 15th - Trans Fats

May 22nd - Bad Orange Juice

May 29th - Chinese Restaurant