Posted by: tpsciencefun | November 17, 2014

Chemistry for Kids

I was doing some research to answer some of the cool chemistry questions my fifth graders asked today and stumbled onto a wonderful site about CHEMISTRY !!  It has so much information.  I wish I had all day to go through it.

Here’s a sample of what you will find!!  Enjoy!


     Atoms Around Us

You are made of different types of atoms.

Atoms are building blocks. If you want to create a language, you’ll need an alphabet. If you want to build molecules, you will need atoms of different elements. Elements are the alphabet in the language of molecules. Each element is a little bit different from the rest.

Why are we talking about elements when this is the section on atoms? Atoms are the general term used to describe pieces of matter. You have billions of billions of atoms in your body. However, you may only find about 40 elements. You will find billions of hydrogen (H) atoms, billions of oxygen (O) atoms, and a bunch of others. All of the atoms are made of the same basic pieces, but they are organized in different ways to make unique elements.



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