Past Kids Zone Events

Past Event

Virtual ACS Kids Zone - Earth Day 2021

Reducing Our Footprint with Macromolecular Chemistry

Watch the recorded #ACSKidsZone event, hosted by Sam Jones, science communicator and host of Reactions for Chemists Celebrate Earth Week and Earth Day 2021. Conduct hands-on activities with popular STEM advocates around the educational theme, "Reducing Our Footprint with Macromolecular Chemistry." This event is offered in English with closed captioning in Spanish and Chinese.

Materials List and Activity Write-Ups

Download the materials list for all three activities to follow along with the presenters as you watch the event recording. Each of the activity write-ups are available below.

Activity 1: Reduce Your Footprint with Shrinky Dinks

Activity 2: Cleaning Up Oil Spills with Chemistry

Activity 3: Choose and Reuse Compostable Plastics

More Past Events

Presidential Outreach Event – Fall 2020

Presidential Outreach Event – Fall 2019
Fleet Science Center, San Diego, CA
Saturday, August 24, 2019

Presidential Outreach Event  – Spring 2019
Orlando Science Center, Orlando, FL
Saturday, March 30

  • Over 340 attendees
  • Spring 2019 Meeting & Expo
  • 9 different hands-on activities facilitated by ACS members and students
  • Over 200 people were offered free tickets to the museum through a special partnership between ACS and OSC

2018 National Chemistry Week (NCW) Kids Zone
Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum, Washington, DC
Tuesday, October 23, 2018

  • Over 320 attendees
  • 8 hands-on activities
  • National Chemistry Week and its 2018 space theme “Chemistry is Out of This World" 
  • Full day of hands-on activities, speakers, and stage demonstrations, including building batteries with zinc and copper washers and launching rockets with citric acid and baking soda

Boston Children's Museum

Presidential Outreach Event – Fall 2018
Boston Children's Museum, Boston, MA
Saturday, August 18, 2018

  • Over 700 attendees
  •  256th National Meeting & Exposition
  • 13 different hands-on activities, which were facilitated by ACS members and partners, and included scientists and educators from Beyond Benign, Dow Chemical Company, MIT Museum, Museum of Science, and Science Storytellers with C&EN

Volunteer and girl at uv bead station at March for Science

2018 March for Science
National Mall, Washington, DC
Saturday, April 14, 2018

  • Nearly 400 visitors
  • Children participated in hands-on activities geared towards the 2018 Chemists Celebrate Earth Week theme, "Dive into Marine Chemistry"

Volunteers at 2018 USA Science & Engineering Festival

5th USA Science & Engineering Festival Expo
Walter E. Washington Convention Center Washington, DC
April 7-8, 2018

  • The nation’s largest celebration of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) featuring more than 3,000 hands-on exhibits, 30 stage shows, and more!

ACS volunteer and young girl smile at Kids Zone event in New Orleans

Presidential Outreach Event – Spring 2018
Lyons Recreation Center, New Orleans, LA
Saturday, March 17, 2018

To see more outreach event photos, visit our Facebook page ACS Outreach.

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