Fun with M & M's

This simple, yet interesting experiment that was first described by Elizabeth Sumner Walter in 2001. She merely had students pour water into a dish containing some Gobstoppers candies.

Inquiry Adaption

Inquiry is a fluid concept.  There are some truly fabulous activities on Grand Valley State University's Target Inquiry (TI) website (  Yes, I am biased as I was part of the first TI cohort, but there are several labs now that were written later and they, too, are terrific.

Celebrate Earth Day April 22nd

Celebrate Earth Day, which is on Monday, April 22, 2013. Earth Day was first officially recognized on April 22, 1970. This year the theme is "Our Earth: Handle with Care." The topics this year include water, air, plants/soil, and recycling.

Chemistry Topics

acids/bases applications of chemistry aqueous solution chemistry Atomic Properties / Structure conductivity consumer chemistry Demonstrations density electrochemistry electrolysis equilibrium Food Science gases General Chemistry kinetics Laboratory Instruction liquids magnetic properties metals noncovalent interactions Outreach oxidation/reduction Oxidation / Reduction Phases / Phase Transitions / Diagrams Physical Chemistry physical properties precipitation/solubility Public Understanding reactions solids stoichiometry thermodynamics