Compound Interest

Compound Interest (created by Andy Brunning, a UK based chemistry teacher) is a site that aims to take a closer look at the chemical compounds we come across on a day-to-day basis, explaining them with easy-to-understand graphics.

The infographics and accompanying texts are fascinating looks at the chemistry that affects our lives, albeit usually behind the scenes. They are sorted by type of chemistry: atmospheric, aroma, biochemistry, colors, chemical warfare, food, poisons, and many more. Most (but not all) are suitable for homeschool use, especially for Jr. High – High School ages. You’ll want to browse the site to find topics that interest your student, or fit in with your other studies.

Click here to go to the site

Here are a few of our favorites you might wish to check out:

The Smell of New Books vs. Old Books

The Chemistry of Thunderstorms

What Temperature Does Water Boil At?