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?


Sep 2nd - Serendipitous Chemistry  

Sept 9th - Tantalum

Sept 16th - Chemistry of Coins

Sept 23rd - The Sun

Sept 30th - Radium Girls

Oct 7th- Radioactivity

Oct 14th - Pencils and Lead

Oct 21st - Fireworks

Oct 28th -  Colorful Food

Nov 4th - Slime

Nov 11th - Matches

Nov 18th - Carbon Monoxide

Dec 2nd - Cinnamon


Jan 15th - Flaking Away Rust

Jan 22nd - Platinum

Jan 29th - Thermometers

Feb 5th - Iodine

Feb 12th -  Frozen Gas

Feb 19th - Scuba

Feb 26th - Cryogenics

Mar 4th - Sports Drinks

Mar 11th - Salting Winter Roads

Mar 18th - Vanilla

Mar 25th - Chocolate

Apr 1st - Ice Cream

Apr 22nd - Poppy Seeds

April 29th - Urine

May 6th - Hot Meals              

May 13th - Trans Fats

May 20th - Bad Orange Juice

May 27th - Chinese Restaurant