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Kids & Chemistry

Engage elementary students in the classroom with hands-on chemistry kits

The Kids & Chemistry program offers hands-on activity kits, lessons, and advice for ACS chemists, local sections, and industry groups who present chemistry lessons to elementary or middle school students as part of the school day.

Key Requirements

  • Between 20 and 30 minutes long
  • Easy materials management
  • Reusable
  • Hands-on activity
  • Challenge for students to solve
  • Covers a chemistry concept from the science curriculum
  • Uses models to explain what is happening at the molecular level
  • Concludes with one take-home souvenir per student
Kids & Chemistry React Kit, including balloons, tray, test tubes, and Presenter's Guide

ACS Members are currently eligible for one free kit! Sign up here.

By building knowledge and using it right away to make an accurate prediction or informed choice, students experience success learning chemistry!

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