CCEW Educational Resources

Student Engagement

  • Illustrated Poem Contest
    As part of every CCEW celebration, ACS sponsors a contest for students (Grades K-12).
  • ACS Store
    Purchase promotional products for CCEW, such as mood pencils, temporary tattoos, stickers, tote bags, and the famous Enviro-Moles.

Educator Resources

  • Celebrating Chemistry
    The Celebrating Chemistry publication is designed to engage and educate children (Grades 4-6) in the basic principles of chemistry and is available in both English and Spanish.
  • Meg A. Mole Career Profiles
    Read all about Meg’s adventures! These interviews are an excellent resource for teachers to inform their students about the activities chemists perform everyday.
  • ChemMatters
    ChemMatters is a magazine that helps high school students find connections between chemistry and the world around them. Read and share the CCEW-themed article, "Celebrating Paper: Why Paper Thrives in a Digital World."
  • Journal of Chemical Education
    A journal for chemical educators featuring activities and articles.
  • Science Safety Guidelines
    Recommendations to incorporate safe practices into your teaching curriculum.
  • Explore Science: Let’s Do Chemistry
    A set of free hands-on activities and tips for chemists and science educators to use when they share science with school-aged children. Videos and instructions show prospective presenters what to do and say to empower children in guided exploration.

Articles and Activities



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The weird chemistry threatening priceless paintings (Reactions, Speaking of Chemistry)

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How Sniffing Priceless Art and Artifacts Could Save Them (Reactions, Speaking of Chemistry)

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Elephant and cow manure for making paper sustainably (ACS in the News, Press Conference)

CCEW artwork
CCEW Graphics are available for use
in your promotional materials