Celebrating Chemistry

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

  • Available in both English and Spanish
  • Aligned with National Chemistry Week (NCW) or Chemists Celebrate Earth Week (CCEW) themes
  • Contains themed articles, activities, and games

Current Edition

CCEW 2020 "Protecting Our Planet through Chemistry"


What's Inside

  • Article – Protecting Our Planet through Chemistry
  • Article – How the United National Sustainable Development Goals Make the World a Better Place
  • Article – H2O, the Places You'll Go!
  • Activity – (Re)Cycling Water
  • Earth Day Timeline: Protecting Our Planet for 50 Years and Counting
  • Activity – Earth-Friendly Plastics
  • Article – Plants: Perfect Planet Protectors
  • Article – Meg A. Mole Interview with Dr. John C. Warner
  • Activity – Composting Chemistry

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Online Articles and Activities

Meet the Moles!

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Did you see Avi, Meg, and friends in issues of Celebrating Chemistry? You can learn about moles, the basic units of measurement in chemistry (or chemists’ best friends), and more on the Meet the Moles web page.

CCEW 2020 Educational Resources

Planning for this year's Chemists Celebrate Earth Week celebration?

Discover articles, activities, presentations, and videos aligned to this year's theme, "Protecting Our Planet through Chemistry."

Previous Editions

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