ChemClub Calendar

If you didn't receive a copy of the 2013-2014 ChemClub School Year Calendar, click on each picture to see the full view of the page.

Each month represents a different set of activities, check back each month to see the newest "Activity of the Month"!

January

Fundraising Ideas

ChemClubs such as Western Albemarle High School (shown), Crozet, VA, have helped raise money and awareness of causes, like Coins for Cleaner Water.

February

Valentine's Day Chemistry

Valentine's Day and chocolate, what could be better? Learn about why chocolate makes us happy.

March

Forensics

Thought "super glue" was just to glue things together? Wrong! Its fumes can also help reveal a fingerprint. Want to learn how?


April

Water

The average person in the United States uses 80 to 100 gallons of water each day. Learn where this water comes from, along with more water facts.

May

Toys

What oozes between your fingers when you pick it up, yet doesn't stick to your skin? Here's one more hint—it comes in a variety of colors, usually green.

June

Summer Chemistry

How do sunscreens help prevent skin damage? Is there any way to get a “safe” tan? What’s the best sand to water ratio for building sandcastles?


July

Chemistry of Fireworks

The colorful and impressive fireworks displays seen at Fourth of July celebrations and other events pack a lot of chemistry into those “Ooooo!....Aah!....” moments.

August

Get Messy With Chemistry

Flying Soda! Alka-Seltzer Rockets! Bubbles! Super-Erupting Foam! Oobleck! Get messy with chemistry!

September

Lightsticks and Luminescence

"Snap" a lightstick and watch it glow! Learn about the chemistry behind this "cold light."


October

Energy: Now & Forever!

See how a chocolate bar in someone’s pocket now saves you tons of time in reheating food! Light up a bulb using materials from grocery and pet stores!

November

Baking and Chemistry

Explore the chemistry of baking cookies, bread, pie, and cake, and investigate the science that’s behind the ingredients in your cupboard.

December

Holiday Chemistry

Prepare a classroom “chemis-tree,” sing a chemistry carol, or decide if you’d like to eat a “variegated disaccharide ‘J’ tube.”