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How to clean the burners of the gas stove easily? It is Chemistry in the kitchen!

Cleaning gas stove burners is an intimidating process for everyone. We all seek to banish the tarnish; getting rid of the dull almost black surface and getting back the lustrous look of copper. First, why does this black layer (tarnish) appear on copper? Metals such as copper, brass, bronze, aluminum, magnesium, neodymium are vulnerable to…

Why did my firewood burn with green flame?

I was frying potatoes over a campfire when I noticed the production of a green flame. Directly, the flame tests of the elements from chemistry classes came to my mind and I tried recognizing the source. First, let us go over the flame test of chemicals: According to the qualitative analysis of chemical metal ions,…

Solar Eclipse -October 25,2022

According to the NASA, partial solar eclipse takes place when the sun, moon and Earth are not exactly lined up. (NEVER look at the sun during any type of solar eclipse! Looking at the sun is dangerous. It can damage your eyes.)

Creativity killers!

You may have heard or may have read that “Schools are creativity killers”. But, do schools really “kill creativity”? If yes, several queries arise: Why do schools kill creativity? How do schools kill creativity? And, how can we as educators help reducing it? George Land and Beth Jarman conducted a research on children in 1968.…

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