The Answer Sheet: Chemistry


Posted at 05:03 AM ET, 10/23/2013

It’s Mole Day. What’s that?

It isn’t about the animal. Think chemistry.

By Valerie Strauss  |  05:03 AM ET, 10/23/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Chemistry

Posted at 06:30 AM ET, 11/25/2009

Chemistry and Thanksgiving: Making lessons relevant

Why does a turkey pop-up timer work? Why do muffins rise? Why do you feel so bloated after Thanksgiving dinner--and which antacid works faster? Those questions may sound like they belong in a food magazine but they were at the core of a demonstration in a chemistry course at Catholic University, an effort by Professor Diane Bunce to engage her students in a subject that some may find remote. Finding an unconventional way into a conventional subject is a device many teachers try in just about every subject.

By Valerie Strauss  |  06:30 AM ET, 11/25/2009 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  chemistry, making lessons relevant