Category: Health. Last updated June 20, 2023.« Back to Themes
Over-the-counter and prescription—medicine is all around us.
- Nuclear Medicine Half-Lives from AACT
Model two half-life scenarios related to nuclear medicine and will learn how to describe half-lives through explanations, calculations, particulate diagrams, and graphs.
- Case Study: The Lung Cancer Mystery from AACT
Students analyze a scenario about the sudden spike of lung cancer cases in a specific neighborhood and take on the role of an investigative reporter for the crisis.
- Steroid Medicines: A Profile of Chemical Innovation from ACS National Historic Chemical Landmarks Program
Learn about developing medicine through the lens of hydrocortisone while reading an article and doing a series of activities to help promote literacy.
- Herbal Remedies from AACT
Further your understanding of empirical and molecular formulas through research and a presentation of an herbal remedy.
- Milk of Magnesia Magic from AACT
Observe a color change in a milk of magnesia solution as vinegar is added.
- The Chemistry of Hand Sanitizer and Soap from AACT
Model the interaction between hand sanitizer particles and virus particles, as well as between soap particles and virus particles.
- Over the Counter Drugs from AACT
Conduct several chemical tests on given samples of over the counter medications and then use their results to identify an unknown drug sample.
- Aspirin Tablets: Are they all the Same? from AACT
Design an experiment to test the time and completeness of dissolution of various types of aspirin in different pH environments.
- The Opioid Epidemic: How Did it Get This Bad? from ChemMatters Magazine
Another epidemic continues its relentless growth—In 2021 alone, more than 100,000 people in the United States died from a drug overdose.
- What Are the Most Deadly Poisons and Chemicals?
Some of these poisons are common and some are rare. Some you need in order to live, while others you should avoid at all costs.
- Clearing the Way to Acne-Free Days from ChemMatters Magazine
Between 80% and 90% of teens cope with acne. How does acne form, and what types of products work best in removing it
- What Links Snowdrops, Alzheimer’s Disease, and Chemical Warfare from Compound Interest
Snowdrops and chemical warfare aren’t two things you’d expect to mention in the same sentence. However, there’s a surprising link between the two thanks to a compound found in these winter flowers.
- How to Catch Dopers from ACS Reactions
Chemistry is used to find which Olympic teams are doping.
How Quinine Fights Malaria, and How That Caused World War One from ACS Reactions
Can a medicine cause a war? When chemists isolated a new compound from the bark of a South American tree, they had no idea they were changing world history, and cocktails, forever.
How Does Adderall™ Work? from ACS Reactions
There's a lot of chemistry in that little pill that affects your nervous system.
Does Cough Medicine Really Work? from ACS Reactions
The science of when you're sick and the cough syrup chemistry that can help you to feel better.