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Celebrating Chemistry

  • Aimed at children ages 9-12
  • Contains articles, activities, and games
  • Available in English and Spanish

NCW 2019 Marvelous Metals

Discover articles, activities, presentations, and videos aligned to this year's theme.

Articles and Activities

Grades 4-6 (from Celebrating Chemistry)

Grades 3-5 (from Science Activities in the Classroom or AACT)

Grades 6-8 (from AACT)

  • Old Rusty
    Explore the oxidation of metals by making designs using rusty objects on fabric or paper

Grades 9-12 (from ChemMatters or AACT)


Reactions Videos

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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 the famous Enviro-Moles.

Educator Resources

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