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?


Aug 20 - Serendipitous Chemistry  

Aug  27th - Tantalum

Sept 3rd - Chemistry of Coins

Sept 10th - The Sun

Sept 17th - Radium Girls

Sept 24th- Radioactivity

Oct 1st - Pencils and Lead

Oct 8th - Fireworks

Oct 15th -  Colorful Food

Oct 22nd - Matches

Oct 29th - Slime

Nov 5th - Carbon Monoxide

Nov 12th - Flaking Away Rust

Nov 19nd - Cinnamon



Jan 7th - Platinum

Jan 14th - Thermometers

Jan 21st - Iodine

Jan 28th -  Frozen Gas

Feb 4th - Scuba

Feb 11th - Cryogenics

Feb 25th - Sports Drinks

Mar 4th - Salting Winter Roads

Mar 11th - Vanilla

Mar 18th - Chocolate

Mar 25th - Poppy Seeds

Apr 1st - Ice Cream

Apr 15th - Urine

Apr 22nd - Hot Meals              

Apr 29th - Trans Fats

May 6th - Bad Orange Juice

May 13th - Chinese Restaurant