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 30th - Serendipitous Chemistry  

Sept 6th - Tantalum

Sept 13th - Chemistry of Coins

Sept 20th - The Sun

Sept 27th - Radium Girls

Oct 4th - Radioactivity

Oct 10th - Pencils and Lead

Oct 18th - Fireworks

Oct 25th -  Colorful Food

Nov 3rd - Slime

Nov 8th - Matches

Nov 15th - Cinnamon

Jan 17th - Flaking Away Rust

Jan 24th - Platinum

Jan 31st - Thermometers

Feb 7th - Iodine

Feb 14th -  Frozen Gas

Feb 21st - Scuba

Feb 28th - Cryogenics

Mar 7th - Sports Drinks

Mar 14th - Salting Winter Roads

Mar 21st - Vanilla

Mar 28th - Ice Cream

Apr 18th - Chocolate

Apr 25th - Poppy Seeds

May 2nd - Urine

May 9th - Hot Meals              

May 16th - Trans Fats

May 23rd - Bad Orange Juice

May 30th - Chinese Restaurant