This year’s theme of “Behind the Scenes with Chemistry” celebrated how chemistry is used to create Hollywood illusions and special effects in films—everything from fake snow to explosions to artificial skin.

How is the magic of the moment created?

By common chemistry.  Celebrations like this can bring science alive for students and help them see the relevance of science, engineering, and technology to their own lives.  Check out this video blog that demystifies some typical “magic tricks” found in today’s everyday life, and think about how you can bring this sort of celebration to your classroom!


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