On Saturday, March 25, ACS President Judith C. Giordan hosted the free public event at Indianapolis’s Concord Neighborhood Center. Children participated in a myriad of activities, interacted with chemists, and left with tons of fun swag.
The following activities were demonstrated at this event:
On Saturday, August 20, ACS President Angela K. Wilson sponsored the free public event at Chicago’s Navy Pier. Participants enjoyed the hands-on science activities, the opportunity to meet real chemists, and the educational giveaways!
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Take a tour of different hands-on activities facilitated by chemists for children and their families.
ACS Spring 2022 Kids Zone
For All Ages: ACS Kids Zone
Students joined for a fascinating short talk from David MacMillan, engaging hands-on science activities, fun educational giveaways, and more. Activities included:
For High School Students: A Conversation with Nobel Laureate David MacMillan
David MacMillan presented a longer talk followed by a question and answer session with participating high school students.
Vimeo ID: 656619870
Virtual Pacifichem Kids Zone: December 16-21, 2021
Aspiring chemists of all ages viewed exciting demonstrations presented by real scientists during the Pacifichem Kids Zone. This event was hosted by the sponsoring societies of Pacifichem and consisted of two parts: the first is a video that can be watched any time at this page. The second part of this event were Question and Answer sessions with our presenters. Our presenters represented the Chemical Society of Japan, the New Zealand Institute of Chemistry, and the American Chemical Society. Watch the video below. Closed captions are available in English, French, Chinese (Simplified), Japanese, and Korean.
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ACS Kids Zone - Chemists Catalyze Change
Presidential Outreach Event - ACS Fall 2021
Georgia Aquarium in Atlanta, GA and on Facebook Live
Chemists are catalysts for positive scientific and social change in communities everywhere! The ACS Committee on Community Activities and ACS President H. N. Cheng along with partners ACS Georgia Local Section, Spelman College Chemistry Club, and others hosted a hybrid in-person and virtual science event in celebration of the theme, Chemists Catalyze Change.
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Want to do the activities from the event at home? Download the activity instructions below:
Vimeo ID: 540260791
Virtual ACS Kids Zone - Earth Day 2021
Reducing Our Footprint with Macromolecular Chemistry
Watch the recorded #ACSKidsZone event, hosted by Sam Jones, science communicator and host of Reactions for Chemists Celebrate Earth Week and Earth Day 2021. Conduct hands-on activities with popular STEM advocates around the educational theme, "Reducing Our Footprint with Macromolecular Chemistry." This event is offered in English with closed captioning in Spanish and Chinese. Download the Materials List and Activity Write-Ups below.
Presidential Outreach Virtual Event – Fall 2020
Presidential Outreach Event – Fall 2019
Fleet Science Center, San Diego, CA
Saturday, August 24, 2019
Presidential Outreach Event – Spring 2019
Orlando Science Center, Orlando, FL
Saturday, March 30
2018 National Chemistry Week (NCW) Kids Zone
Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum, Washington, DC
Tuesday, October 23, 2018
Presidential Outreach Event – Fall 2018
Boston Children's Museum, Boston, MA
Saturday, August 18, 2018
2018 March for Science
National Mall, Washington, DC
Saturday, April 14, 2018
5th USA Science & Engineering Festival Expo
Walter E. Washington Convention Center Washington, DC
April 7-8, 2018
Presidential Outreach Event – Spring 2018
Lyons Recreation Center, New Orleans, LA
Saturday, March 17, 2018