Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Here We Lament the Chemistry Sets of Olde…

An interesting take on the changing face of science education, Wired Science looks at the metamorphosis of toy chemistry sets of the past and compares to those found today. Check it out – Dangerous Science.

I had one of the more modern ones myself, and unfortunately it still sits, hardly used, in a closet. There certainly wasn’t anything that exploded (or indeed, very interesting) in that one. I sort of wish now that I could have been able to play with some old-fashioned sodium metal or nitric acid as a kid.

Read about it here: Endangered Species – The Chemistry Set
And here, with quotes by Nobel Laureates on their chemistry set experiences: The Chemistry Set Generation

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