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ACS Resources: 6 results
Make a Balloon Ec-Static  
In this activity, students create static electricity by rubbing a balloon on their hair or clothing. When you rub a balloon on hair, shirt, or sweater, the balloon will attract things toward it. The rubbing scrubs electrons off and they collect on the surface of the balloon. ,
Atomic Properties / Structure
Static Strength Tester  
In this activity, students make a static strength tester by suspending a Styrofoam ball from a string. When the ball is brought near static-charged balloon, it is repelled. How much it is repelled is a function of the static charge strength.
Atomic Properties / Structure
The Great Electron Rip-Off  
In this activity, students explore static electricity using transparent tape. When two pieces of tape are placed on a table top and then ripped up, they repel each other when brought close. This is because they lost electrons when they were pulled from the table. Since they have the same charge, they repel each other.
Atomic Properties / Structure
Scanning Electron Microscopy Solves a Mystery  
This article, which originally appeared in ChemMatters the award winning ACS magazine for high school students, shows how close examination of automobile paint helped solve a crime.
Applications of Chemistry |
Atomic Properties / Structure
Antimatter  
This article, which originally appeared in ChemMatters the award winning ACS magazine for high school students, is about the strange properties of antimatter.
Applications of Chemistry |
Atomic Properties / Structure |
Quantum Chemistry
Linus Pauling, American Hero  
This article, which originally appeared in ChemMatters the award winning ACS magazine for high school students, profiles Linus Pauling.
Covalent Bonding |
Ionic Bonding |
Proteins / Peptides