ACS Kids Zone
ACS Kids Zones are events that feature science activities conducted by ACS members to teach the public about the importance of chemistry.
Join Chemists Around the World at the Virtual Pacifichem Kids Zone!
Show aspiring chemists of all ages exciting demonstrations presented by real scientists during the Pacifichem Kids Zone! This event is hosted by the sponsoring societies of Pacifichem and consists of two parts: the first is a video that can be watched any time at this page. Come back for the premiere on 15 Dec, 13:00 HST | 15 Dec, 18:00 EST | 15 Dec, 23:00 GMT | 16 Dec, 08:00 JST.
The second are Question and Answer sessions with our presenters. Our presenters represent the Chemical Society of Japan, the New Zealand Institute of Chemistry, and the American Chemical Society.
Come with your questions and learn from chemists from all around the world. There are two sessions and everyone is invited.
- Register for Session 1 - 15 Dec, 14:00 HST | 15 Dec, 19:00 EST | 16 Dec, 00:00 GMT | 16 Dec, 09:00 JST.
- Register for Session 2 - 20 Dec, 00:00 HST | 20 Dec, 5:00 EST | 20 Dec, 10:00 GMT | 20 Dec, 19:00 JST.
Access additional activities at the following links:
- Adventures in Chemistry, American Chemical Society
- Chemistry Community Engagement, University of Otago, New Zealand
- ChemShorts, Chicago Local Section of the American Chemical Society
- Chemistry Love Club, Chemical Society of Japan (written in Japanese)
We hope to see you there!
ACS Kids Zone - Chemists Catalyze Change
Presidential Outreach Event, ACS Fall 2021
Georgia Aquarium in Atlanta, GA and on Facebook Live
Chemists are catalysts for positive scientific and social change in communities everywhere! The ACS Committee on Community Activities and ACS President H. N. Cheng along with partners ACS Georgia Local Section, Spelman College Chemistry Club, and others hosted a hybrid in-person and virtual science event in celebration of the theme, Chemists Catalyze Change. During a one-hour shift, attendees and viewers:
- Conducted engaging hands-on science activities
- Interviewed scientists at Meet a Chemist tables
- Learned how to advocate for chemistry
- Watched a short interactive play at the chemistry theater called “Choose That Catalyst,” authored by Holly Walter Kerby of Fusion Science Theater and funded by the National Science Foundation's Advancing Informal Science Learning Division
Watch the Virtual Event Recording
The Facebook Live event has been watched by thousands of interested families! You too can watch a recording of the virtual event on Facebook where ACS science communicator Allison Tau walks you through the full program, from watching the play in the chemistry theater to conducting the hands-on activities.