Everything You Need to Host Marvelous Metals!
Flyers & Banners
Spread the word about your event online, and on campus using these flyers and graphics!
Helpful information for hosts on how to run a successful event and useful handouts for attendees on career advice and ACS resources.
Expansion Pack: Bonus Activities and Experiments
Take your PIB event further with these optional ice breakers, activities, and discussion questions from ACS. Add to the Expansion Pack - share the inventive ways your group makes ACS Program-in-a-Box special on Twitter or Instagram with #ACSPIB for everyone to see!
- Expansion Pack activities are meant to add-on to your event, so we recommend budgeting additional time before or after the video stream (consult the Event Timeline for more details)
- Expansion Pack activities may require additional preparation and purchase of materials prior to the event, so please plan accordingly. The ACS Program-in-a-Box team cannot currently reimburse groups for materials purchased to carry out Expansion Pack activities.
ChemCatcher – A blast from the past from National Chemistry Week. Print and fold to break the ice with metals trivia. (10-15 minutes, ice breaker, paper)
Make a Battery - Assemble and test a rechargeable 3 V lithium-ion battery on a benchtop in air without hazardous materials! From the Journal of Chemical Education. (15 minutes plus preparation time, lab/demo, additional materials required)
More detailed directions on the lithium-ion battery experiment including safety information, where to source materials and step by step instructions.
Pick a M&M – It’s almost Halloween so start you event with something sweet. A fun chemistry-themed ice breaker (10-15 minutes, ice breaker, paper and m&ms)
As your group settles in, get the party started with the official Spotify playlist of #MarvelousMetals and #NCW. Add your own chemistry and metals related songs to this collaborative playlist (bonus points for deep cuts and puns).
C&EN Metal Chemistry Articles
- Shaking up gold and palladium - Mechanochemical method makes noble metal compounds without solvents or harsh reagents
- A whole new world for rare earths - How the technologically important metals rose from obscurity to ubiquity
- Catalysis expert explains how gold might slash China’s mercury pollution - Cardiff University’s Graham Hutchings helped develop a gold catalyst that can substitute for a mercury-based one in plastics manufacturing
- Nickel shines as a catalyst - Organic Synthesis: Research advances continued a trend to move away from precious-metal catalysts
- Taking catalysis to the atomic limit - Chemists advance single-atom supported catalysts from farfetched idea to reality
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