Monday, January 25, 2010

A Little Nanoscience Cross-Posting

We did one of the nanoscience experiments from NISE Net and posted it on Home Physics. This bit of Kitchen Nanoscience demonstrates how difference in scale affects forces like gravity. It's quick and easy, if you've got some dollhouse or LEGO-sized drinking vessels around!

Home Chemistry in Chemical & Engineering News!

As promised, Chemical & Engineering News has an article mentioning our hand warmer experiment. Check it out!

Monday, January 4, 2010

What's That Stuff? The Chemistry of Everyday Products

I was just interviewed for the What's That Stuff column of Chemistry & Engineering News, the weekly magazine of the American Chemical Society. Apparently, this blog is the first thing that comes up when you Google "chemistry" and "hand warmers." How cool is that! Looks like they have some interesting articles too. Can't wait to see it!

Saturday, January 2, 2010

Home Chemistry Experiment Links

I've started a new category in my sidebar for links to chemistry experiments you can easily do at home. They include some activities from NiseNet, the Nanoscale Informal Science Education website. While these are designed for museums and schools, many of them are easy to do at home too. I've already printed out the paper model Bucky ball to try later!