ACS Kids Day Activities
ACS is dedicated to sharing chemistry with the world. From hands-on stations to explosive demonstrations, ACS Kids Day is chock-full of activities that make science fun and engaging for kids.
Give 'em a Hand!
The kids painted, bounced, and stomped their way through the morning at 7 hands-on activity stations.
Glow It Up!
It's FUN Being Green!
In the afternoon, children were treated to a lesson on green chemistry presented by Beyond Benign. Green Chemistry Conference attendees led a bio-mimicry game and an activity making “green” glue. Children then tested their glue as they made green chemistry collages with paper brochures and posters rescued from the recycle bin.
Moles in the Hole!
Children had their photo taken with Professor Molenium.
The “Mole Team”, as they called themselves, was made up of 3 interns: Annabeth Garrett, David Fillinich, and Michael Dunn.
The day ended with a bang thanks to Blake Aronson’s hydrogen rocket and the Mentos and Diet Coke send-off.
ACS Kids Day is a Staff Council event. Staff council members, Kelen Fureigh and Patricia Galvan chaired the planning committee with many new and several veteran volunteers from across ACS. By having this event in conjunction with the Green Chemistry Conference, the children of ACS staff were able to take advantage of both ACS annual events for kids!
Two interns who led activities and assisted throughout this event attended ACS Kids Day back when they were children.
- Katharine Smorodin (Dave Smorodin’s daughter)
- Sunny (D’Jenne) Smith (Semora Smith’s daughter)