Teacher resources and professional development across the curriculum

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Since ancient times, we have been using chemistry to enhance our daily lives. From cooking, to metallurgy, to art and ceramics, our knowledge of what we now call chemistry evolved and improved. This program traces the story of how humans have always practiced chemistry, and how, over time, it developed from a practical discipline into a science. A modern example of the chemists' tradition of refining and purifying substances is the manufacture of advanced silicon wafers from a common material—silica sand—to make more efficient solar panels.

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