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 28th - Serendipitous Chemistry  

Sept 4th - Tantalum

Sept 11th - Chemistry of Coins

Sept 18th - The Sun

Sept 25th - Radium Girls

Oct 2nd- Radioactivity

Oct 9th - Pencils and Lead

Oct 16th - Fireworks

Oct 23rd -  Colorful Food

Oct 30th - Slime

Nov 6th - Matches

Nov 13th - Carbon Monoxide

Nov 20th - 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 5th - Sports Drinks

Mar 12th - Salting Winter Roads

Mar 19th - Vanilla

Mar 26th - Ice Cream

Apr 16th - Chocolate

Apr 23rd - Poppy Seeds

April 30th - Urine

May 7th - Hot Meals              

May 14th - Trans Fats

May 21st - Bad Orange Juice

May 28th - Chinese Restaurant