Educational Resources

Resources for Chemists Celebrate Earth Day 2014

Celebration Overview

Student Resources

  • As part of every CCED celebration, ACS sponsors an illustrated poem contest for students in Kindergarten – Grade 12.
  • Youth Activity Patch Guidelines
  • ACS Store
    Purchase promotional products for Chemists Celebrate Earth Day, such as youth patches, pencils, temporary tattoos featuring our “Mole” mascot, stickers, and stress balls.

Educator Resources

  • Celebrating Chemistry | En Español
    Enjoy the CCED 2014 "The Wonders of Water" issue of Celebrating Chemistry.
  • Celebrating Chemistry | En Español
    A thematic companion "Water in Our World" issue of Celebrating Chemistry from 2011.
  • Journal of Chemical Education
    A journal for chemical educators featuring activities and articles. This selection of free articles is specific to the environmental topics of air, earth/soil, recycling, and water.
  • Science Activities for the Classroom
    Hands-on activities for elementary school science (grades 3-5)
  • ChemMatters
    These articles from the ChemMatters archive cover topics pertaining to sustainability.
  • Electronic Resources List
    A compendium of websites and other resources related to the CCED theme sorted by topic with annotations.
  • You Be The Chemist Activity Guides
    These lessons from the Chemical Educational Foundation (CEF) focuses on water. The activities related to water include: Floating Paper Clips, Antigravity Water, Melting Ice with Salt, Drops, Color Clouds, Swimming Specs, Wacky Waxy Watercolors and Capillary Carnations.
  • CEF Earth Day Challenge for K-8 Teachers
    The Earth Day Challenge is a video contest for elementary and middle school (grades K-8) classes, encouraging students to explore their world using chemistry.
  • Meg A. Mole Career Profiles
    Read about all of Meg’s adventures! These interviews are an excellent resource for teachers to inform their students about the activities chemists perform every day.



  • CCED: Public Outreach Engagement Webinar
    The Chemists Celebrate Earth Day (CCED) 2013 Outreach Webinar featured the theme overview, a snapshot of how local sections are participating, and available resources for coordinators. Suggestions for promotion and utilizing public relations were provided as well as how to evaluate the success of the program and activities.
    Presentation Slides
  • ACS/NSTA Web Seminar
    The National Science Teachers Association (NSTA) and ACS hosted a webinar on Monday, April 1, 2013. The chemistry in the atmosphere and how our lives are improved by discoveries was discussed. Find out how you can incorporate these chemical stories into your high school chemistry curriculum.
CCED Graphics are available for use
in your promotional materials
Image of scientist talking about his work.
Earth and Career Day videos are a great resource for an elementary/middle school audience to show what chemists and chemical engineers do.