Chemistry – Facts and The Fun!!!
For many of us Chemistry has always been a hard nut to crack. The basic reason being that it has a language of its own.
Why does a cake rise in the oven? What are fireworks made from? How does my stomach digest food? How does gasoline make an engine run? What is the proper way to describe hot and cold? What creates the shape of a snowflake? These questions and many more are answered with chemistry. Chemistry is the study of the make-up of all things and how they behave.
People first studied chemistry as a science in the 1600s. In 1661 a British scientist named Robert Boyle described chemical elements as simple, basic substances. In the 1770s a French chemist named Antoine Lavoisier helped to explain chemical reactions.
In the early 1800s a British chemist named John Dalton found that each element has its own kind of atom. Other chemists discovered many new elements during the 1800s.
Later chemists continued to make discoveries about atoms. For example, they learned that atoms are made up of even simpler particles.
Teaching chemistry and being passionate in Schools is like giving students the skills to approach any problem and chemistry provides a vehicle to teach critical thinking. Students that master chemistry equip themselves with not only valuable hard-skills, but also soft-skills.
At Akshara International School, we were able to link the concepts from textbook to the things we see in everyday life such as driving a car, the electricity powering our homes, Food we eat and many more.
Chemistry is the connecting science, Chemistry is like Lego, It’s very hands-on. Chemistry is the branch of science that studies the properties of matter and how matter interacts with energy. Chemistry is considered a physical science and is closely related to physics. Sometimes chemistry is called the “central science” because it is an important part of other major sciences such as biology, Earth science, and physics. Scientists who specialize in chemistry are called chemists.
Chemistry is used all around us. Doctors use chemistry to make medicine that helps us when we are sick. Engineers use chemistry to make electronics like your TV and your cell phone. Farmers use chemistry to help their crops to grow so we can have food. Even chefs use chemistry to cook delicious meals. By understanding chemistry you can better understand the world around you and how it works.
- Chemistry is the connecting science.As you learn more about chemistry, you’ll begin to find it is the perfect balance between the more conceptual sciences like physics and math, and the more palpable sciences like biology and geology. Chemistry nestles perfectly between the other science subjects and connects interdisciplinary ideas, such as how quantum mechanics relates to how cells work in the body.
- Chemistry is like Lego!Ideas and frameworks can be broken down into smaller pieces and then reassembled in different ways to build something entirely new. You’ll find with each new thing you learn, everything else you’ve learned before makes more and more sense as the concepts all start to piece together.
- It’s very hands-on.Not many other undergraduate disciplines have you plan out your own experiments, test them in the lab, and report your findings as a part of the regular curriculum. At Akshara International schools students learn through interesting lab experiences that engage critical thinking and relate to current real-world applications.
- Learn about the world around you.The more you learn about chemistry, the better you’ll be able to draw your own conclusions and interpretations about the natural and synthetic processes that have been around you all along.
- It’s basically potions class. Ever wanted to know what it’s like to study in a big university, While your friends spend their days reading books in the library, you’ll get to isolate the substances that give spices their distinct smell; make silly putty that changes colour with heat as you play with it; change a solution from lime green to bright orange in seconds.
- The professors and lab instructors are amazing!While amazing professors are not exclusive to the Chemistry Department at AKSHARA, Our chemistry faculty and lab instructors are passionate about what they do, helpful and supportive, and excited to share their love of chemistry with the world.
Chemistry is the very foundation of everything around us.Chemistry is important because it helps in exploring things which are unknown to mankind. Chemistry is important because it explains the future behavior of plants and animals and all of us use chemicals directly or indirectly in our daily lives.