Kids' Chemical Solutions

Capturing Early Eager Learners with Chemistry Comics

Meet the Creator
and Founder

Colleen Kelley, Ph.D.

Dr. Colleen Kelley is the Creator and Founder of Kids’ Chemical Solutions ( which is a comic-book based curriculum for students of all ages. Her journey as a chemist began at The University of Richmond where she received her B.S. in Chemistry. She fell in love with the world of discovery and research and wanted to continue to explore more chemistry, so she completed her Ph.D. in chemistry at Penn State University at the age of 24.

Fast forward 30 years later to the tail-end of her career teaching chemistry at the University of Arizona, Colleen finds herself captivated by the question, “Why do my students think chemistry is SO hard?” What she has discovered is that learning chemistry is very much like learning how to read and she created the term Molecular Literacy to describe how chemistry is best understood.