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Chemistry in Everyday Life: Ways to Introduce Chemistry to Kids

Chemistry isn’t just a course requirement – it’s a key part of many of the items students use throughout the school day. Chemical compounds help create durable and reliable school supplies, clothes, sports equipment and classroom learning aids.

Chlorine in Pools: How Chlorine Keeps Pools Safe

Most people probably wouldn’t want to go swimming in a giant, germ-filled petri dish. But without modern chemistry, that’s what swimming in pools could be like.

Titanium Dioxide: A Safe, Versatile Ingredient in Personal Care Products

As summer is underway and you’re enjoying the great outdoors, it’s important to use sunscreen to help protect your skin from the sun’s damaging ultraviolet rays. One of the main ingredients in mineral sunscreen is titanium dioxide Titanium dioxide is also a key component of an array of skincare and personal care products like lotion, soap, shampoo, and deodorant. Read on to learn more about titanium dioxide in personal care products.

Chemistry of Cosmetics: 20 Chemicals in Personal Care Products

Chemicals in personal care and makeup products have many uses, from preserving the product and adding fragrance, to providing sun protection and making the product feel smooth and silky.

Fireworks and Sparklers: The Chemistry of Fireworks and Pyrotechnic Colors

On the Fourth of July, fireworks illuminate the sky in dazzling displays of pyrotechnics. Fireworks are a marvel of chemistry, dating back to ancient China.

Sunscreen: Chemical Ingredients and Summertime Safety

When it comes to sun protection, the science is clear. Health experts agree that using sunscreen is important during outdoor summer activities to protect the skin from the sun’s damaging ultraviolet rays. Too much sun exposure can cause sunburns, premature skin aging and skin cancer.

Fired Up for Summer: The Chemistry of a Barbecue

It’s National Barbecue Month, and as we officially kick off the start of summer this Memorial Day, many Americans will be firing up their grills and hosting friends and family for an outdoor barbecue. How does chemistry play a role in barbecuing? Read on to find out!

The Building Block Chemicals in Building and Construction

Building Safety Month is an international campaign that takes place in May to raise awareness about building safety. Learn how the products of chemistry are a critical element to making sure the buildings where we live, work, learn, and play are durable, safe, and sustainable.

Celebrating Earth Day and a Safer, Healthier Planet through Chemistry

The Earth Day 2023 theme is “invest in our planet,” and products and technologies made possible by chemistry help to do just that, enabling advances in agriculture, water treatment, energy efficiency and more.

Dig Into the Chemistry Behind Gardening

During National Garden Month, learn how chemistry plays a role in cultivating those beautiful flowers, tasty vegetables and succulent herbs in your own backyard. Read on for examples of how the products of chemistry help our gardens thrive.

Sweet Colors: Food Coloring and Dyes

From dyed eggs to colorful jellybeans and chocolate treats, this Easter you’re sure to encounter food coloring and dyes. Learn more about the natural and artificial additives that add a splash of color to your favorite Easter treats.

Spring Cleaning? All You Need is a Little Elbow Grease and Good Chemistry

Whether your spring-cleaning checklist includes disinfecting kitchen surfaces or scrubbing the floor, you are probably using a cleaning product.

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