Students and Educators
Resources for Chemists Celebrate Earth Day 2014
CCED Illustrated Poem Contest
As part of every CCED celebration, ACS sponsors an illustrated poem contest for students in Kindergarten – Grade 12.
These resources from various sources cover topics related to sustainability.
- Celebrating Chemistry
Enjoy the CCED 2014 "The Wonders of Water" issue of Celebrating Chemistry
- Celebrating Chemistry | En Español
A thematic companion "Water in Our World" issue of Celebrating Chemistry from 2011.
- Journal of Chemical Education
A journal for chemical educators featuring activities and articles. This selection of free articles is specific to the topics of water properties and water in the environment.
These articles from the ChemMatters archive cover topics pertaining to sustainability.
A compendium of websites and other resources related to the CCED theme sorted by topic with annotations.
- Meg A. Mole Career Profiles
Read about all of Meg’s adventures! These interviews are an excellent resource for teachers to inform their students about the activities chemists perform every day.
- ACS Store
Purchase promotional products for Chemists Celebrate Earth Day, such as pencils, temporary tattoos featuring our “Mole” mascot, stickers, and stress balls.
- ByteSize Science Videos
- The Chemistry of Snowflakes
- How Wastewater Goes From Polluted to Pure
- Super-Small "Microsubmarines" Could Help Clean Up Oil Spills
- The Global Water Crisis
- Electrifying Wastewater
- Temperature and Energy (Why do puddles evaporate?) (Video)
- Bytesize Science Celebrates Earth Day (Audio)
- Educational Podcasts about Water (Audio)
- Part I (en Español)
- Part II (en Español)
- CCED: Public Outreach & Engagement Webinar
The Chemists Celebrate Earth Day (CCED) 2013 Outreach Webinar featured the theme overview, a snapshot of how local sections are participating, and available resources for coordinators. Suggestions for promotion and utilizing public relations were provided as well as how to evaluate the success of the program and activities.
- ACS/NSTA Web Seminar
The National Science Teachers Association (NSTA) and ACS hosted a webinar on Monday, April 1. The chemistry in the atmosphere and how our lives are improved by discoveries was discussed. Find out how you can incorporate these chemical stories into your high school chemistry curriculum.