National Chemistry Week (NCW)

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NCW encourages ACS members and science enthusiasts to build awareness of chemistry at the local level. ACS 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.

NCW celebrates its 30th anniversary in 2017 with the theme "Chemistry Rocks!" NCW 2017 resources and materials will be available August 1.

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NCW 2016 Illustrated Poem Contest Winners!

Thank you to all the schools and local sections for participating in the NCW 2016 Illustrated Poem Contest.

View the contest winners!

Celebrating Chemistry

In English | En Español 

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

Celebrating Chemistry Archive


NCW Community Event

Create a service scavenger hunt to help clean up different areas in your community.

2016 Community Event

Educational Resources

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

2016 Educational Resources


Organize an NCW Event

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

ACS Store

Purchase promotional products for National Chemistry Week, such as pencils, stress balls, and mole plush toys through the ACS Store.