Activities

Activity of the Month

Cloth and Chemistry

You drape your body in it daily, but what do you know about its science? Learn about different aspects of cloth, including ways to dye it, tests to identify kinds of fiber, what makes up your favorite shirt, and more.

  

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Activity Ideas

Volunteer in Your Community

  • Plan a Blood Drive
  • Conduct a school-wide recycling effort
  • Provide academic tutoring
  • Pick up trash at a local park, beach, or lake

Invite a Guest Speaker


Raise Money to Support Your Club

  • Duct Tape a Teacher
    During a lunch hour or a sports event in the gym, tape a teacher to the wall. The teacher stands on a chair to start, and students buy strips of duct tape to tape him or her to the wall. Once there’s enough tape to hold them up, remove the chair.
  • Kiss a Senior Goodbye
    Invite students, teachers, staff, and parents to give seniors a sweet send-off in the form of chocolate kiss candies and a personalized message. On the chosen date, deliver Hershey’s Kiss candies in small bags with messages attached.
  • Flowers
    Sell flowers for Mother’s Day, homecoming, or another special occasion. Order from your local market a few weeks in advance and try to negotiate special pricing. Use ribbon tied around each flower to attach student-designed cards.
More Fundraising Ideas

Remember to take photos and share

Photographs and written accounts of club activities are a great way to showcase your club in your school yearbook, advertise to recruit more students, and demonstrate pride in your interest in chemistry.

If you would like to be featured on the ACS website or share your activities with the community, please email hschemclubs@acs.org. ACS requires a Student Photo Release form for photographs to be posted on the website or used in any print material.

Photo Release Form


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