How can you patent a scent? Hasbro, the manufacturer of play-doh, has protected it’s special play-doh smell with a patent.

Learn more about Play-Doh is made and how the special scent is now patented:


The crested rat knows their chemistry – learn more about some remarkable chemical adaptation adaptations

The crested rat has flank fur with remarkable properties.  Flank (hip) fur is modified to hold a chemical compound that when ingested is poisonous.

Chemistry in its elements – podcast.

Read about the poisonous surprise under the fur of this rat.

Learn more about how single use plastics like plastic bags and bottled water containers can break down and absorb toxic compounds

Single-use plastics continue to clog beaches. Learn more about how to contact manufacturers to design better packaging that does not become instant garbage:

How convincing are you? – Learn how to use a Claim, evidence and reasoning framework for your writing

A claim, evidence, reasoning framework is considered to be the gold standard for most expository writing. Strive to meet this significant learning and communicating benchmark in lab report writing.

Learn more about how to master this writing format.

Learn more about how to organize your thoughts with persuasion map:

Excited electrons are responsible for making eggs glow – learn more about how to apply what you know about electron stability to understand why

Did you know that if you shine a UV light source on a chicken egg it will glow red?



Learn more about how this chemical reaction occurs.



Learn more about the molecule protoporphyrin IX






Are you curious about how fluorescence works? Learn more at fluorescence fundamentals

Which bottled water contains the most amount of micro plastic particles ? Learn more about how plastic is detected in bottled water

Plastic particles are present in all bottled water.  Learn more about how plastic is detected in water.

Orbmedia commissioned  the study to learn more about how many plastic particles are contained within water samples.

“New research by Orb Media, a nonprofit journalism organization based in Washington, D.C., shows that a single bottle can hold dozens or possibly even thousands of microscopic plastic particles.

Tests on more than 250 bottles from 11 brands reveal contamination with plastic including polypropylene, nylon, and polyethylene terephthalate (PET)”.

Learn more about Nile Red Dye as a technique to help identify the presence of micro-plastics.

Learn more about some of the chemistry behind the Novichok nerve agents that are implicated in the Russian Spy Agent

Learn more about the class of compounds called Noichok agents