Tag Archives: Chemistry

'Scrabble' Meets the Periodic Table in 'Elemensus'

'Scrabble' Meets the Periodic Table in 'Elemensus'

Hands up, who has ever tried to make words from the elements on the periodic table? It’s a game that most people who have ever spent time in a science lab have played at some point, and Elemensus has evolved the concept into a fully fledged board game that will have you tearing your hair out trying to think of a word that incorporates the chemical symbol for lead or magnesium. Read More

Pensacola MESS Hall: A Hands-On Science Experiment Museum

My sons and I have already paid two visits to Pensacola, Florida’s newest science museum, the Pensacola MESS Hall. Where MESS = Math, Engineering, Science, and Stuff. My husband is now bugging us to go. At the MESS Hall, everything — and we mean EVERYTHING — is meant to be hands-on. There is guidance for math and science activities, but the kids drive it all. Yes, really. There is no wrong answer at the MESS Hall. Read More

Carnival of Chemistry

I love living in a university town! My kids get a lot of great chances for supplemental learning because of where we live, and this November was no exception, with our annual Carnival of Chemistry. The Kansas University Chemistry Club (Rock CaCO3 Jayhawk!) puts on this regional, accessible science event for children. My son was… Read More

YouTube Geek: Say the Right Words

If you’ve spent much time on YouTube lately, you’ve probably heard about VidCon, the great big vlogbrothers-organized convention for the amusement and edification of YouTubers that happened in Los Angeles last weekend. By all accounts, it was a smashing success, a rocking good time, and caused jealousy in the hearts of vloggers everywhere who were… Read More

Science in Short: Leading Ladies

So I was walking down the internet one day (doo-dah, doo-dah) and I found something small but significant to me as a woman and a science-lover. It sounds a bit dull at face value. After all, it’s a very brief video of several chemists telling the tales of how, as children, they first became interested… Read More