Feature Activity

students making gummi colloids
Tarpon Springs High School, Tarpon Springs, FL

Candy Chemistry

Enjoying some candy or chocolate? Learn the chemistry behind these sweet treats!

Sherwood ChemClub Advisor
featured on the
"What Chemists Do" Series

Activity Ideas


  • Plan a Blood Drive
  • Conduct or assist in school-wide recycling efforts
  • Provide academic tutoring
  • Pick up trash at a local park, beach, or lake

Invite a Guest Speaker

Raising Money

  • Trivia Night
    Host a triva night at a local restaurant. Students and teachers could compete against each other for prizes and bragging rights. Questions could be contributed on various topics or Trivial Pursuit game questions could be used.
  • Collect Outdated Technology
    Items such as used cellphones and inkjet cartridges can be collected and return to companies for money.
  • Safety Shower Dunk
    Faculty and students can be nominated through monetary sponsorship. Each person with a certain amount of sponsorship money could be "dunked" in the safety shower during the event. The club advisor should be sure to monitor and approve this event.
More Fundraising Ideas

Remember to take photos and share

Photographs and written accounts of club activities are a great way to showcase your club in your school yearbook, advertise to recruit more students, and demonstrate pride in your interest in chemistry.

If you would like to be featured on the ACS website or share your activities with the community, please email ACS requires a Student Photo Release form for photographs to be posted on the website or used in any print material.

Photo Release Form