Solder, the outside of cans and cooking utensils, are traditionally made of tin. While tin is still a very common metal in the United States, aluminum is generally used in place of tin because it is less expensive. More »

Crockery, such as plates, bowls, saucers and cups, are common household items made from rocks. Cooking tools and utensils, glassware, and plastic items are also made from materials derived from rocks. More »

One of the biggest chemical reactions made from household items is between ammonia and bleach, creating toxic gas that can cause asphyxia and black-outs. Chemical reactions occur when two unlike molecules are joined. More » Science Chemistry

Some unique ideas for desk organization involve saving old cans for storage, making bookcase desks and giving a muffin tin new life as an organizer for small items. Many household objects, such as baskets, jars and large... More » Home & Garden Furniture Cabinets & Storage

A wide number of products are made of steel, including vehicles, surgical tools, kitchen appliances and utensils, nails, screws and food cans. Many buildings are built using structural steel as well. More »

No one knows who discovered tin because it was known to the ancients. The Romans referred to tin as stannum, and this is reflected in its symbol, Sn. It's also one of the few elements that has an alchemical symbol. More » Science Chemistry Atoms & Molecules

Tin(II) oxide is compound made of one atom of tin and one atom of oxygen, as represented by the chemical formula SnO. It appears as either a blue-black solid or a red solid, depending on the production method. More » Science Chemistry Atoms & Molecules