Find educational resources for this year's Chemists Celebrate Earth Week theme and other materials for your event, including outreach activities, activities, articles, and videos.
Elementary & Middle School (Ages 5–13)
From Middle School Chemistry
Carbon Dioxide Can Make a Solution Acidic – How does carbon dioxide affects a solution’s pH? Students then apply these observations to the environmental problem of ocean acidification by doing research on this issue.
From American Association of Chemistry Teachers (AACT)
Consider joining AACT for access to many more resources for chemistry teachers year-round and connect with a community of K–12 chemistry teachers.
ChemMatters is a magazine that helps high school students find connections between chemistry and the world around them.
How to Make Fashion Sustainable – The clothing industry has been called out for years for its unsustainable practices. To shrink the environmental footprint of fashion, scientists are tackling the complex challenge of clothes-to-clothes recycling.
A Solar Future – An increasing number of everyday items are powered with the sun and electricity-generating solar power plants may become an alternative to coal and natural gas in the future.
Be Cool... with Insulation!
On a hot day, there’s nothing better than a cold drink. How can you keep your drink cool for the longest amount of time? Insulate!
Resources from the Earth Day Network
Plan an effective teach-in on topics like reforestation, climate change, food waste, plastic use, and more! Bring your community together and build capacity to make change!
Climate Civics Toolkit
Explore ways to learn more about the local impacts of climate change and what it means to be an active participant in community civic action. A week’s worth of activities and lessons for learners ages 8-18 and beyond.