From American Association of Chemistry Teachers (AACT)
Enjoy these activity write-ups for free during NCW, and consider joining AACT for access to many more resources for chemistry teachers year-round.
A Sticky Situation (Middle School)
In this lab, students will try to separate plastic spoons that have been attached together with different adhesive materials using a variety of solvents.
Polymer Investigation (Elementary/Middle School)
In this lab, students will follow a procedure for creating a polymer, flubber which will be similar in consistency to Silly Putty. Students will design an experiment to test a physical property of the flubber that they have created using the scientific method.
The Science of Slime
Read this article about the science behind this sticky substance, and have a go at making your own!
Little Miss Muffet
In this lab, students make homemade glue from milk and compare it to commercial glue. Enjoy this activity write-up for free during NCW, and consider joining AACT for access to many more resources for chemistry teachers year-round.
More Resources for Educators
Celebrating Chemistry Celebrating Chemistry is a publication designed to engage and educate children (grades 4-6) in the basic principles of chemistry and is available in both English and Spanish.
Illustrated Poem Contest
As part of every NCW celebration, the ACS sponsors a national illustrated poem contest for K-12th grade students.