Reading Level: Gr. 5 Interest Level: Gr. 5-8
A potential cure for ulcers turns into the sweetener aspartame. A lab error leads to the discovery of synthetic rubber. Were these the results of careful research or sheer "chemtastrophe?" The Chemtastrophe! series demystifies chemistry, examining the roles scientific method, human error, and blind luck have played in some of the world’s most exciting and life-changing discoveries. Easy and safe experiments provide hands-on experience, and special bios introduce important scientists.