National Chemistry Week 2008

“Having a Ball with Chemistry”

Having a Ball with Chemistry

October 19-25, 2008

National Chemistry Week (NCW) 2008 looked at how and where chemistry is connected to sports materials, such as shoes, equipment, and clothing, and to the biological factors underlying performance, such as physiology, metabolism, and nutrition.

Resources

All of the resources below support the theme and the activities that were developed to accompany it.

  • Celebrating Chemistry
    Activities, games and interviews of chemists.
  • Celebrating Chemistry - Spanish Edition
  • Tips for Facilitators
  • Book List
    A compendium of books related to the NCW theme sorted by topic with annotations from Chemists in the Library.
  • Electronic Resources List
    A compendium of websites and other resources related to the NCW theme sorted by topic with annotations from Chemists in the Library.
  • Bytesize Science Podcasts
    During October 20-24th, the NCW website and the Bytesize Science website debuted four “Having a Ball with Sports”-themed podcasts produced by the ACS Office of Public Affairs. (Bytesize Science is a podcast for kids of all ages that aims to entertain as much as it educates.)

NCW 2008-related podcasts

 Download audio: Ep30_DontSweatIt_102208.mp3


 Download audio: Ep29_GoForTheGear_10-21-08.mp3


 Download audio: Ep28_TurfTalk_10-20-08.mp3