Have you ever been curious about the chemistry of a lemon? What about the chemical structures of adrenaline, dopamine, or serotonin? Would you like to share with your students the elements that make up their smartphone? Or what how about a beautiful “infographic” representing each of the families of the periodic table? Then Compound Interest at www.compoundchem.com has you covered and then some. Taken from their website and I quote:
“’Compound Interest’ is a blog run by a graduate chemist &
teacher in the UK that aims to take a look at the chemistry and chemical
reactions we come across on a day-to-day basis. As well as highlighting
these facets of chemistry, it is also the site’s objective to provide interesting
& educational infographics on a variety of chemistry topics, both for use in the
classroom and for more general consumption.”
The infographics are very well done in regards to informative, and overall graphically appealing to look at. The topics include elements, food chemistry, organic chemistry, and other, which includes such things as the metal ion flame tests and the chemistry of fireworks. I highly recommend you check out their website. I look forward to sharing these wonderfully designed infographics with my students and I hope you do the same. Maybe your students will be encouraged to create infographics of their own. You can follow them on twitter @compoundchem and they also have a shop if you wish to purchase any of the infographics in a larger size.