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Chemistry and Physics

Periodic table of the elements

Maintained by the Los Alamos National Laboratory, this site provides basic information about chemical elements and the periodic table for elementary, middle, and high school students.


Chem 4 Kids

Basic chemistry information for kids (and others) including matter, elements, atoms, reactions, and describes different types of chemistry. Recommended by ALA. The site starts with this introduction to matter:

"So you're asking, what is chemistry?

Well... Here's our best definition. Chemistry is the study of MATTER and the changes that take place with that matter.

Don't ask us why that matters. It just does. A lot. Everything on Earth, everything in our solar system, everything in our galaxy, and everything in the universe is made up of matter. Matter is the name that scientists have given to everything that you can touch, or see, or feel, or smell. Go take a look! "


Strange Matter

Discover the secrets of everyday stuff; zoom into stuff, transform stuff, crush stuff, and improve stuff. Find out what cell phones are made of, look at aluminum atoms, and much more! If you are interested in what things are made of, this is the site for you! Recommended by ALA.