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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?