Students and Educators

Resources for Chemists Celebrate Earth Day 2014

Celebration Overview

CCED Illustrated Poem Contest

As part of every CCED celebration, ACS sponsors an illustrated poem contest for students in Kindergarten – Grade 12.

Educator Resources

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.
  • ChemMatters
    These articles from the ChemMatters archive cover topics pertaining to sustainability.
  • Electronic Resources List
    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.



  • 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.
    Presentation Slides
  • 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. 
CCED sample graphic image
CCED Graphics are available for use
in your promotional materials