“Making Chemistry Intriguing—on an iPad” on Philly.com
May 3, 2014 - Philadelphia, PA
Excerpted from an article by Tom Avril
A child drops a silvery chunk of pure sodium into a flask of water. Almost immediately, the liquid starts to bubble. Sparks, flames, and clouds of gas fill the air.
No need to react with alarm, however. It all takes place on the screen of an iPad.
Lamenting the rarity of chemistry sets with serious, eyebrow-singeing chemicals these days, officials at the Chemical Heritage Foundation in Philadelphia commissioned a virtual equivalent. And it is smoking. Read More.