CCED At-A-Glance

Theme: “The Wonders of Water”
April 22, 2014

This year’s theme explores the unique properties of water that are crucial for life and a cleaner environment.

CCED 2014 Community Event

For this year's community event we encourage you to identify needs for water in your community and help meet those needs.

K-12 Contest

The National Illustrated Poem Contest is focused on this year’s CCED theme, “The Wonders of Water”. The illustrated poems relate to water conservation and purification, and the chemical composition and physical properties of water.


ChemMatters, a magazine for high school students, will contain content in its April issue related to the chemistry of water.

Celebrating Chemistry

This National Science Education Standards-aligned hands-on activity newspaper for elementary school students highlights:

  • Fresh water sources
  • Surfactants and detergents
  • Surface tension
  • Polar and nonpolar substances
  • Oil spill cleanup

Each year Chemists Celebrate Earth Day reaches millions of people with positive messages about the contributions of chemistry.

Join in the celebration of CCED 2014.

Chemists Celebrate Earth Day is a program of the
American Chemical Society’s Office of Volunteer Support.