frugal chromatography science for kids

What Is Your Color Made Of? An Exploration of Chromatography

Pick up a marker, and you’re writing in colour. The word “chromatography” is descriptive as it translates to “colour writing” from the Greek roots. But a simple marker is not as simple as you think. The primary colours are, but what about that orange marker? The purple? The green? That’s where things start getting interesting. …

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Secrets of the Ice: Thermodynamics of Why Salt Melts Ice

Winter is a time for removing snow, and one fail safe go to is ice. Every winter the road crews bring out the ice trucks to help make driving conditions safer. Homeowners, as well, may salt their drives and sidewalks to prevent injury and accidents on their properties. Sure, we could dust the road and …

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Elena Timofeeva and Grace Conyers

Journey from Hesitant Science Student to Science Business

Meet Elena Timofeeva, who is the Co-founder, COO and Director of R&D at Influit Energy, LLC and Research Associate Professor at Illinois Institute of Technology. She explores nanotechnology and materials to create ways that surfaces can be modified to store electrical charge — making more efficient batteries. In this interview, Elena shares with us her …

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Copper sulphate, copper sulfate, crystals,

The Many Uses for Copper Sulphate Around the Home and in the Science Lab

Copper sulphate (also spelt copper sulfate) is a common household chemical used for getting rid of algae in ponds and a fungicide for the garden and patio. It’s so much more than that from health to industry, copper sulphate has had a full history and multiple uses. And today a small amount can go from …

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