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Smoke Screens and Gas Masks: Chemistry Goes to War

From the Series STEM on the Battlefield

In the 1960s during the Vietnam War, US forces used a chemical substance called napalm to burn away the jungle in search of enemy soldiers. But when napalm came in contact with human skin, it… Read More →

  • Lexile: 850
  • ATOS: 5.9
  • Dewey: 355/.07

Torpedoes, Missiles, and Cannons: Physics Goes to War

From the Series STEM on the Battlefield

In 1878 tiny Russian speedboats raced toward a huge enemy warship in the Black Sea. The speedboats carried new weapons called torpedoes. The Russian torpedoes struck the Turkish warship, and… Read More →

  • Lexile: 880
  • ATOS: 6.2
  • Dewey: 623.4