Happy National Chemistry Week! National Chemistry Week, an event run by the American Chemical Society, focuses on reaching out to the community to foster interest in chemistry. This year’s theme is Chemistry Colors Our World.
At GSU, you can stop by today’s Chemistry Club Carnival at the PSC 3rd floor lobby–and you can also take a look at the library’s many chemistry resources, covering scientists to amateurs alike. Why not take the oppporunity to read about the science of food colors, or introduce a younger relative to the science of fireworks? Check out some of what the library has for anyone interested in chemistry:
- The Genie in the Bottle: 64 All New Commentaries on the Fascinating Chemistry of Everyday Life: Read one of Joseph A. Schwarcz’s many books covering the chemistry of everyday things.
- Molecules at an Exhibition: Portraits of Intriguing Materials in Everyday Life: John Emsley covers more chemistry of everyday things, from food to the human body.
- Smell Colour: Chemistry, Art and Pedagogy: Read about an art exhibition at Barcelona’s Centre d’Art Santa Mònica that’s intertwined wtih chemistry.
- There exist plenty of short videos designed to introduce chemical concepts to children and interested parties of all ages. Try Chemistry Lights Up Fireworks from Films on Demand, Chem-lapsed: Tomato Juice Rainbow from Chemistry and Engineering News, or How Do Jeans Get Blue? from the American Chemical Society’s Reactions series.
For more resources, check out the National Chemistry Week webpage, which includes many resources for educators and for K-12 students.