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Pinhead Institute: Punk Science/A Lively Tour of the Periodic Table

Put on your safety goggles! During these incredible events, children learn about atomic reactions, chemistry, physics, and more in hands-on, kid-friendly activities with leading Ph.D. scientists and other STEM experts. It’s cool science all the time, outside a school setting. THIS WEEK: A LIVELY TOUR OF THE PERIODIC TABLE How do the one hundred chemical elements give rise to the form of our world and life itself? How were the chemical elements understood and isolated from ancient times until the present day? In this program John Straub, PhD., will introduce kids to the the most important chemistry reference there is as he explores the diverse properties of the chemical elements through the use of historical accounts and exciting, sometimes pyrotechnical chemical reactions. Dr. Straub is a Professor of Chemistry at Boston University.