Educational Resources

Student Engagement

  • Illustrated Poem Contest
    As part of every NCW celebration, the ACS sponsors a national illustrated poem contest for K-12th grade students.
  • ACS Store
    Purchase promotional products for NCW, such as  pencils, temporary tattoos , stickers, and more.
  • ACS Program-in-a-Box on Chemistry Rocks!
    Plan an event for your local section or student group on Tuesday, Oct. 24th at 7 p.m. ET and watch the live online broadcast featuring experts in rock and mineral chemistry. Participate in a live Q&A, join other chemists on social media #ACSPIB, and follow along using activities, handouts, and other materials shipped right to your doorstep.

Educator Resources

  • Celebrating Chemistry
    The Celebrating Chemistry publication is designed to engage and educate children (Grades 4-6) in the basic principles of chemistry and is available in both English and Spanish.
  • NCW 2017 PowerPoint
    Download and utilize the PowerPoint example slides, which have information and fun facts about exploring the geochemistry of rocks and minerals.
  • NCW 30 Years Calendar
    Download a digital copy of the 2017 limited-edition calendar, which features ACS moles describing the chemical attributes, and stunning photos, of the birthstones.
  • Meg A. Mole Career Profiles
    Read all about Meg's many adventures! These interviews are an excellent resource for teachers to inform their students about the activities chemists perform every day.
  • ChemMatters
    ChemMatters is a magazine that helps high school students find connections between chemistry and the world around them.
  • Journal of Chemical Education
    A journal for chemical educators featuring activities and articles.
  • Chemical Heritage Foundation
    The Chemical Heritage Foundation (CHF) fosters an understanding of chemistry’s impact on society.
  • Science Safety Guidelines


Geochemistry Articles and Activities


ACS Webinars will be allowing access to all the on-demand webinars during National Chemistry Week from Oct. 22-28.  Check back on Oct. 22 for theme-related webinars.


ACS Reactions will be releasing a brand-new video about geochemistry during National Chemistry Week.  Check the Reactions YouTube channel on Tuesday, Oct. 24 for a new theme-related video and see below for other theme-related videos.

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NCW graphics are available for use in your promotional materials