If you attended the Festival or SciFest and stopped by the ACS Chemistry Pavillion, you may enjoy the selected resources below.
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These green and black preserved eggs don’t really look like food, but the chemistry of fermentation turns pidan, or century eggs, into a Chinese comfort food. In this Reactions episode, we’re talking about the science of these unusual treats.
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Watch what happens when you put a drop of dish detergent into a plate layered with milk and food coloring! James Kessler explains the chemistry that causes this tie-dye-like reaction and gives a demonstration for kids to follow along with at home.
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A is for apple. What makes apple slices turn brown? B is for bubbles. How do you make bubble solution from household items? C is for crystals. How are crystals made? Science ABCs is a fun way to learn about science and do cool experiments at the same time.
Games, experiments, and animations to help children learn about chemistry.
Learn about the value of chemistry in our everyday lives and join the celebration of National Chemistry Week (NCW), our annual public awareness campaign.
Science Coaches - A joint American Chemical Society (ACS) and American Association of Chemistry Teachers (AACT) educational outreach initiative dedicated to enhancing science skills in students across the United States.
Salutes to Excellence - Learn more about this commemorative program to recognize practitioners, products, or places of importance for achievements in chemistry.
Kids and Chemistry - Team up with your local school and utilize this collection of activities and advice for presenting chemistry curriculum to elementary and middle school-aged children.
AACT is a community of passionate teachers of chemistry who share strategies, find support, ask questions, and overcome everyday classroom challenges. Membership provides you with an easy way to find innovative and effective ideas to implement into your classroom, and provides you with opportunities to learn from other experienced teachers and professionals.
In chemistry, a mole is an important unit of measurement that chemists use. A mole of something means you have 602,214,076,000,000,000,000,000 of that thing. Chemists have to measure using moles for very small things like atoms, molecules, or other particles. But a mole is also a cute animal! Learn about the science of the mole.