Students at North Hollywood High, Millikan Middle School and Walter Reed are acknowledging that Wednesday is a special day to mix-it-up with chemistry.
Get ready to “Mole!”
Not to be mistaken for the fuzzy creature or the tasty Mexican sauce, Mole Day commemorates Avogadro's Number (6.02 x 1023), a basic measuring unit in chemistry, and is celebrated annually on October 23 from 6:02 a.m. to 6:02 p.m.
Here are some of YouTube’s top chemistry channels to check out in honor of the holiday:
Crash Course- A one stop chemistry shop where Hank Green teaches you all you need to know about chemistry. Hank takes you from the nucleus all the way through to equilibrium equations in 30 easy lessons. www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL8dPuuaLjXtPHzzYuWy6fYEaX9mQQ8oGr
Khan Academy– Ace those finals or go up a level of learning with these intense organic chemistry videos from Sal Khan. www.youtube.com/watch?v=pMoA65Dj-zk&list=PL7305D1BC80498DA6
Periodic Table of Videos - Goes through element by element to look at different chemical reactions like the barking dog (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c3fJRRCAIdk) or the cheeseburger in hydrochloric acid. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NddZ5ftQb0Q&list=TLoh9pOJHWpsM
Royal Institution – This channel explores chemical curiosities in a fun and exciting way with dramatic demonstrations. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ti_E2ZKZpC4&list=TLBYrPnjIxezs
The Chemistry Solution - All the complex chemistry you’ll ever need. A channel not for the faint of heart, it’s got you covered for photons, electrons and more. http://www.youtube.com/user/TheChemistrySolution/videos
For more educational videos, check out www.youtube.com/edu.