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The master of chemical demonstrations and science policy advocate, University of Wisconsin-Madison Chemistry Professor Bassam Z. Shakhashiri, shares the fun of science through home science activities, and public presentations.
Prof. T. Ross Kelly a professor of chemistry at Boston College has accumulated a collection of various gizmos, devices, and toys which are excellent examples of scientific principles or things that you look at and you say "That's impossible!" except it's staring you in the face. This collection of videos include explanations of how they work or references to where one can find this information.
People of all ages can learn science at home with these easy to perform activities from the American Chemical Society. Included are chemical & physical changes, characteristics of materials, solids, liquids & gases, motion & energy, planet earth, your body, art & toys, and what chemists do.
Help scientists at the U.S. Geological Survey annotate aerial photographs with keyword tags to identify changes to the coast after extreme storms like Hurricane Sandy. They need volunteers’ eyes to help them understand how our coastlines are changing from extreme storms.
Use idle time on home computer to help Stanford University scientists determine how proteins fold into their their final three-dimensional structure, and to examine the causes of protein misfolding. This work will help in studying Alzheimer's, Huntington's, Parkinson’s, and many cancers.