Link About It: This Week’s Picks

A pioneering Black composer, a space pod sculpture, the culture represented in cuisine and more from around the internet

NYC Middle Schoolers Write the Only Children’s Book About Black Composer Florence Price At Special Music School, NYC’s only music-focused K-12 public school, English teacher Shannon Potts assigned her sixth, seventh and eighth grade classes to study Florence Price, the first Black woman to have her music played by a major American orchestra. But as her students learned more about Price—whose contributions have become largely …

Young Chemist Three-Pack

Recommended for kids ages five and up, this accessible and fun kit comprises three different science projects. Crystal Chemistry Garden grows trees and bushes out of felt shapes, solutions and liquid watercolor. Colorful Chemistry explores the science behind color mixing through bubbling experiments. And finally, the Oil + Water Chemistry project creates a volcano in order to understand how gas bubbles float. Each experiment in …

Mesmerizing Imagery That Captures The Beauty of Chemistry

Within the new book The Beauty of Chemistry, Wenting Zhu and Yan Liang present 300 astounding images of elements up close. The duo used “infrared thermal imaging techniques, along with high-speed and time-lapse micro photography” in order to capture molecules and molecular reactions, according to Wired. Science writer and chemist Philip Ball penned the text, which deftly explains the principles behind the abstract, swirling and crystalline …