Educational Resources

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

Hands-on Science Outreach Event 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)

Activities from the ACS Division of the History of Chemistry


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

  • 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.
  • 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. Need to explain a mole? Check out our “Meet the Moles!” web page.
  • 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.
  • Science Safety Guidelines
    Consult the Science Safety Guidelines to incorporate safe practices into your teaching curriculum.