Friday, January 31, 2014

ACS Short Video & Flame Challenge

ReactionsThe American Chemical Society has produced two new short videos highlighting chemists that have changed the world and chemical insights to solving everyday challenges.  Enjoy taking a few moments during break or at any time to check them out on the ACS YouTube Channel or by clicking on the links adjacent to the descriptions.
Chemistry Life Hacks: One part Mendeleev, one part MacGyver, this video shows how to brew the perfect cup of coffee, clean stubborn skillets, and solve other dilemmas.  Click “subscribe” and you’ll have a new episode of this award-winning video series Reactions (formerly Bytesize Science) to share with friends each week.

Five Black Chemists Who Changed the World: Features contributions of Percy Julian, Mae Jemison and three other notable African American chemists.  It’s co-produced for Black History Month by ACS and the National Organization for the Professional Advancement of Black Chemists and Chemical Engineers (NOBCChE).

Are you a gifted communicator of science?  Test yourself and enjoy trying to provide a scientifically appropriate answer to the Flame Challenge question using vocabulary and ideas that an 11 year old can understand.  Check out the Chemistry Ambassadors link at the ACS to watch the video and see the descriptions of this unique program.

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