Research the chemical makeup of some of our most common, everday things.
- Chemistry of the Colors of Autumn
The Quimica del Coisas presents a series of informative short videos on the chemical make-up of ordinary things. The videos are in Portuquese, but they also include English sub-titles. The entire script is also written in English below each video.
- Chemistry is Life
Montana high school chemistry teacher, Craig Beals, shares his students' projects showing how life is influenced by chemistry.
- American Chemical Society
The Secret Science of Stuff investigates the properties of gum, soda, flames, braces, ice cream, and glue. Review lessons and experiements from earlier grades to build on your prior knowledge.
- Chemistry in Daily Life
A list of ten questions about how things work provides links to detailed descriptions and explanations. Find topics such as baking soda, detergent, and onions.
Use this webpage to find information about paints and related topics. Explore links available on this page.
Learn about the chemical composition of platics, and use recycling codes to identify plastic types.
Explore wood science to learn the chemical makeup of softwood.
Read about the composition of bricks, toilets, and more. Links to glass, composites, and laminates follow.
The U. S. Food and Drug Administration lists ingredients in make-up, soaps, and hair products.
Another FDA resource on the kinds of things we find in food: additives, flavorings, supplements, nutrients. etc.
What we wear is made up of different fibers, and this page explains the difference between natural and synthetic material.