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We’ve created The Science Behind series to help students connect science with their everyday lives from the science behind snow and ice to the science behind photosynthesis and rainbows. We put science concepts and theories in an easily understood context. Each topic contains FREE activities, fun videos and a downloadable poster! Select a topic below to check it out.

Snow and Ice
We are all fascinated by the beauty of snow flakes, but what are snowflakes?

Do you know what that penny in your pocket
is made of?

Green Chemistry
Green Chemistry is keeping environmentally sustainable practices through the life cycle of a chemical product and processes.

The Eye
The human eye is an amazing organ of the body. Complex and sophisticated.

Photosynthesis—a key process for life—is one of the most common topics covered in and out of science classrooms.

Fireworks are beautiful pyrotechnic displays that are used to celebrate the 4th of July and other events throughout the year.

When the sunlight is refracted, different wavelengths of visible light are refracted at different angles, allowing you to see the different colors of a rainbow.

Autumn Leaves
Across much of North America the beautiful colors of fall can be enjoyed by many, but why do the leaves change colors?

Watching these confections being made is a truly amazing experience! Have fun exploring the science behind candy with these sweet activities!

What are the nutrients in our food? How is food made? And how do we digest the food we eat? Also, take a closer look at a Thanksgiving favorite, cranberries, in this month’s infographic.

Holiday Lights
This December, beautiful lights of all kinds are placed on houses, trees, and more! How do these lights work? What types of lights are there? And how are the different colors produced?

With New Year resolutions, some people take a closer look at Calories. But what are Calories? And how are Calories calculated?