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The Balmer Thermometer

How hot would you say this star is? Take a wild guess. Well…sorry, but I’m going to stop you for a moment just to make sure we’re all using Kelvins. The Kelvin scale is like the Celsius scale, except water … Continue reading

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Types of Atoms

Does this look familiar? It might, or it might not. If it does, you might recognize it as the periodic table of the elements—more often known as simply the “periodic table.” It’s an ingenious way to organize elements that has … Continue reading

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Info in a Rainbow

What do you see in this image? If you’re from a larger city and haven’t had the opportunity to venture into a place like the desert, you might not know what you’re looking at. That’s the Milky Way, our name … Continue reading

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Elements and Compounds

Ooh, finally, it’s time to talk about elements and compounds. This is the part where I explain the periodic table. And, as you may know, the periodic table is pretty much the most important table in all of chemistry. Remember … Continue reading

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