National Chemistry Week is always an excellent chance to celebrate chemistry and help demonstrate to students and others the relevance of chemistry in our everyday lives.
This year’s theme for NCW is Solving Mysteries Through Chemistry, and I am particularly excited about the opportunities this presents for teaching some fundamental concepts about how we do science. Crime shows that feature forensic science are very popular on television right now. This helps ensure interest on the part of students to learn some of the basics of how chemistry is used to solve mysteries.
The answer to how does chemistry help solve a mystery is very simple. It is through the application of scientific inquiry.