National Chemistry Week (NCW) 2015

The National Chemistry Week theme is "Chemistry Colors Our World" celebrated from October 18-24, 2015.

NCW encourages chemists and chemistry enthusiasts to build awareness of chemistry at the local level. Local Sections, businesses, schools, and individuals are invited to organize or participate in events in their communities with a common goal: to promote the value of chemistry in everyday life.

The NCW 2015 theme is "Chemistry Colors Our World", focusing on the chemistry of food colors and fireworks, rainbows, natural dyes and pigments, and more.

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NCW At-A-Glance
Past and Future Themes

The 3rd-5th grade winner from the NCW 2014 poem contest.
Sebastian Catro
Mid Hudson Local Section

NCW 2015 Illustrated Poem Contest Winners!

Thank you to all the schools and local sections for participating in the NCW 2015 Illustrated Poem Contest.

View the Contest Winners!

cover image of the NCW 2015 Celebrating Chemistry edition, "Chemistry Colors Our World".
NCW 2015 edition: "Chemistry Colors Our World"

Celebrating Chemistry

Our kid-friendly, hands-on activity publication for exploring important chemistry topics.

Celebrating Chemistry Archive

NCW Community Event

Brighten up a child's day by donating art supplies to local schools in need.

NCW 2015 Community Event

Educational Resources

Discover articles, activities, presentations, and videos aligned to the theme.

Educational Resources

Organize an NCW Event

ACS Local Sections, Chem Clubs, teachers, or individuals can organize an NCW event.

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