Students and Educators
Resources for National Chemistry Week
As part of every National Chemistry Week (NCW) celebration, the American Chemical Society (ACS) sponsors a national illustrated poem contest for students in Kindergarten – Grade 12. Entrants will be asked to submit an illustrated poem that highlights the importance of renewable energy. All illustrated poems must first be judged at the local level in order to be considered for the national contest. Please contact your NCW Coordinator for local contest deadlines.
NCW Youth Activity Patch
Student Activities and Resources
- Activities for Children
“Science for Kids” activities. Spanish version.
- 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 everyday.
The premier chemistry magazine for high school students.
- Journal of Chemical Education
A journal for chemical educators featuring activities and articles. This selection of articles is specific to this year’s theme of energy.
- NCW - PowerPoint
These presentations may be adapted and used to introduce energy concepts to groups of various ages.
- Biomass Energy
- Nuclear Energy
- Solar Power
- Wind Energy
- Water Energy
- Energy - Electronic Resources List
- ACS-NSTA Web Seminar - A collection of resources from the Sept. 18 Web Seminar, which includes presentation slides, podcasts, and more.
- Energy Foundations for High School Chemistry - With this collection of ACS educational resources, you can teach the big ideas about energy in your high school chemistry classroom.
- Chemical Heritage Foundation
The Chemical Heritage Foundation (CHF) fosters an understanding of chemistry’s impact on society.