My son is a sweetheart! He studies chemistry ALL THE TIME. The computer and i-pad are his means of education in that field. He talks about elements constantly. Monday night he started to do some experiments; vinegar, baking soda, weighing, combining, counting the swirls...I have no idea what he was doing, he told me but it went over my head. (He was having fun too). I asked him and he wrote it down for me; 'I was trying to determine the number of molecules of acetic acid per liter of vinegar.'
We went to see Les Miserables over Christmas and he is now reading the book. Victor Hugo's style; unabridged. I had downloaded a free version on the kindle so he is reading it. We get a report every once in a while; 14 Chapters about the bishop before the main character shows up... full descriptions of the Bishops house... hair color, etc. He is 11% done! He's read for 4 days whenever he can, if the chemistry isn't calling his name.