Volunteer with Kids & Chemistry

Kids & Chemistry is a community-based program that brings together scientists and children to do hands-on science activities. Volunteers include ACS members, ACS Student Chapters, and corporate groups.

Volunteer efforts can be implemented as a full program administered by an ACS local section or by an individual as a one-time classroom visit. The program can also be incorporated into an existing corporate outreach/education program, or serve as the focal point for a larger mentoring program.

How it Works

  1. Contact a school
    Establish a relationship with a local school

  2. Choose an activity
    Use ACS-approved lessons or learn how to make your own

  3. Present your lesson
    Use classroom management techniques to maximize the impact of your lesson.

  4. Tell us about it
    After you're done, drop us a line. We'd love to hear about your efforts and help in any way possible.

Other Ways You Can Support Science Education

Celebrating Chemistry

Visit the Celebrating Chemistry Archive for digital editions of the kid's publication in English and Spanish.

K–12 Science Education Resources

Find resources for teaching developmentally appropriate chemistry concepts, the process of scientific investigation, and the importance of science to our lives.