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In a great 2-minute video, Sally Mitchell, a chemistry teacher at East Syracuse Minoa High School, Syracuse, NY explains the chemistry behind the solution to this stinky problem.

Sally was the winner of the first annual “Everyday Chemistry” video contest sponsored by Chemical and Engineering News (C&EN), the American Chemical Society Office (ACS) of Public Affairs, the ACS Office of International Activities, and ACS President Marinda Li Wu. Entries in the video contest were required to be less than two minutes and feature either a favorite chemistry tip or the chemistry behind an everyday phenomenon. You can find out more about the winners and watch the top videos on the c&en website. Not only was last year’s winner for the “Everyday Chemistry” video a chemistry teacher, the runners up were students, one in high school and other in grad school.

The videos are also posted on the ACS BytesizeScience channel on YouTube.com. Bytesize Science is a video series from the American Chemical Society that uncovers the chemistry in everyday life. There is a lot to discover on this channel and share with your students.