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?


Aug 23rd - Serendipitous Chemistry  

Aug 30th - Tantalum

Sept 6th - Chemistry of Coins

Sept 13th - The Sun

Sept 20th - Radium Girls

Sept 27th - Radioactivity

Oct 4th –  Fireworks

Oct 11th - Colorful Food

Oct 18th - Pencils and Lead

Oct 25th - Carbon Monoxide

Nov 1st - Slime

Nov 8th - Lead Jewelry

Nov 15th - Soap

Jan 17th - Matches

Jan 24th - Platinum

Jan 31st - Iodine

Feb 7th - Thermometers

Feb 14th - Frozen Gas

Feb 28th - Sports Drinks

 Mar 7th-  Scuba

Mar 14th –Cryogenics

Mar 21st - Salting Winter Roads

Mar 28th - Vanilla

Apr 20th - Urine

Apr 27th - Flatus