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 Friday 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 8th - Flaking Away Rust

Jan 15th - Platinum

Jan 22nd - Thermometers

Jan 29th - Iodine

Feb 5th -  Frozen Gas

Feb 12th - Scuba

Feb 19th - Cryogenics

Feb 26th - Sports Drinks

Mar 5th - Salting Winter Roads

Mar 12th - Vanilla

Mar 19th - Chocolate

Mar 26th - Ice Cream

Apr 2nd - Poppy Seeds

Apr 16th - Urine

Apr 23rd - Hot Meals              

Apr 30th - Trans Fats

May 7th - Bad Orange Juice

May 14th - Chinese Restaurant