Algae Connections to Chemistry Classrooms
The theme to this year’s Chemists Celebrate Earth Week (April 16-22, 2023) is “The Curious Chemistry of Amazing Algae”. Algae is a rich topic with many possible connections to the chemistry classroom. Algae needs to take in light, carbon dioxide, and various simple nutrients and, though it can sometimes get out of control, can produce oxygen, diatomaceous earth, and other products. It can even fluoresce pink!