What Is Chemistry?

Hard to describe, even harder to grasp in some cases, what is chemistry? According to participants in an impromptu video, it's more about ... love? See the perspective of all walks of life when the narrator pops the question in an amusing resource. Need an icebreaker for the first day of chemistry class? This one will definitely catch your class' attention

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  • Have pupils write their answer to what is chemistry in their lab notebooks at the beginning of the semester, then revisit the question at the end
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  • No prior knowledge is necessary for the content
  • This resource is only available on an unencrypted HTTP website. It should be fine for general use, but don’t use it to share any personally identifiable information
  • While several interviewees speak of love and attraction, the balance describes important concepts such as the periodic table, elements, and ions
  • The video shows the lighter side of science in the everyday world
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