Celebrating Chemistry

Celebrating Chemistry is designed to engage and educate children ages 9–12 (Grades 4–6) in the basic principles of chemistry.

Current Edition

NCW 2021 – Fast or Slow ... Chemistry Makes It Go!

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Previous Editions

Browse past editions of Celebrating Chemistry for both NCW and CCEW, and find special editions inspired by the 2011 International Year of Chemistry (IYC).


National Chemistry Week Editions

Year – General Topic Theme Versions
2020 Glues and adhesives Sticking with Chemistry Digital Version • In English • En Español
2019 Metals Marvelous Metals • In English • En Español
2018 Outer Space
Chemistry is Out of This World
• In English • En Español
2017 Geochemistry Chemistry Rocks
• In English • En Español
2016 Forensics
Solving Mysteries Through Chemistry • In English • En Español
2015 Colors, Pigments, and Dyes Chemistry Colors Our World • In English • En Español
2014 Candy Chemistry The Sweet Side of Chemistry: Candy • In English • En Español
2013 Energy Energy—Now and Forever • In English • En Español • Em Português
2012 Nanotechnology Nanotechnology: The Smallest BIG Idea in Science • In English • En Español • Em Português • En Francais (extrait) • 在中文(节选)
2011 Environment Water in Our World • In English • En Español
2011 Materials Living in a Materials World • In English • En Español
2011 Health Chemistry—Our Health, Our Future • In English • En Español
2010 Special Effects Behind the Scenes with Chemistry • In English • En Español
2009 Periodic Table Chemistry—It’s Elemental • In English • En Español
2008 Materials Having a Ball with Chemistry • In English • En Español
2007 Careers The Many Faces of Chemistry • In English • En Español
2006 Materials Your Home—It’s All Built on Chemistry • In English
2005 Materials The Joy of Toys • In English
2004 Health Health and Wellness • In English
2003 Environment Earth’s Atmosphere and Beyond • In English
2002 Soaps and Detergents Chemistry Keeps Us Clean • In English
2001 Materials Chemistry and Art • In English
2000 Cooking Get Cooking With Chemistry • In English
1999 Polymer Chemistry A Global Salute to Polymers • In English
1998 Pigments and Dyes World of Color • In English
1997 Chemistry is Everywhere Planet Chemistry • In English

Chemists Celebrate Earth Week Editions

Year - General Topic
Theme
Versions
2021 Reduce and Reuse Reducing Our Footprint with Chemistry • Digital Version • In English • En Español
2020 Sustainability Protecting Our Planet through Chemistry Digital Version • In English • En Español
2019 Paper Take Note: The Chemistry of Paper • In English • En Español
2018 Oceans Dive into Marine Chemistry • In English • En Español
2017 Agriculture Chemistry Helps Feed the World • In English • En Español
2016 Indoor Air, Plants, and Mold
The Great Indoors—Your Home’s Ecosystem In EnglishEn Español
2015 Atmosphere Climate Science—More Than Just A Weather Report • In English • En Español
2014 Water The Wonders of Water In EnglishEn Español
2013 Air, Soil, Recycling, and Water Our Earth: Handle with Care In English • En Español • Em Português
2012 Recycling Rethinking the 3 R’s: It’s Easy to be Green In EnglishEn Español
2011 Energy Energy—It’s Everywhere In EnglishEn Español
2010 Plants and Soil Plants—The Green Machines In EnglishEn Español
2009 Air Air—The Sky’s the Limit In EnglishEn Español
2008 Water Streaming Chemistry In English
2007 Recycling Recycling—Chemistry Can In English
2006 Plants and Soil Dig It In English

International Year of Chemistry Editions

Year - General Topic
Theme
Versions
2011 Environment Water in Our World In EnglishEn Español
2011 Energy Energy—It’s Everywhere In EnglishEn Español
2011 Materials Living in a Materials World In EnglishEn Español
2011 Health Chemistry—Our Health, Our Future In EnglishEn Español
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