Perspectives: From the Editor

Check Out “Science at Play”

Exhibit traces development and historical context of chemistry sets

By Mark Rosenzweig, Editor in Chief
Oct 7, 2015

Admit it, you wish you still had the chemistry set you played with while growing up. For many chemical engineers and chemists, the sets piqued interest in the field in which they would pursue careers. Indeed, that’s how some makers marketed their chemistry sets. For instance, a Skil-Craft box proclaimed: “Develop Today’s Young Scientists for Tomorrow’s Future.” Even if you never had a chemistry set, I bet you’ll enjoy a free exhibit called Science at Play that opened in early October at the Chemical Heritage Foundation (CHF),, in Philadelphia; it will run until September 2016.

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