following activities target a middle school population although activities are
approachable by more advanced elementary school students. The activities are also
ideal for high school students to review basic concepts.
Why does ice float?-- How does
soap work? -- Why is diamond so hard?-- Why do carcinogens like nicotine cause
cancer? -- Why is a salt crystal cubic in shape? -- This is an interactive activity
using the JMol applet which allows students to interact with molecules. No plug-in