Activity of the Month
Virtual Chemistry and Simulations
Chemistry moves from in-person lab and the classroom to the computer, as working in a virtual chemistry laboratory and viewing simulations provide additional ways of learning chemistry.
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
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. ACS requires a Student Photo Release form for photographs to be posted on the website or used in any print material.
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The ChemClub program supports middle and high school science teachers who sponsor extracurricular chemistry clubs in their schools. This program provides students of these clubs with a unique opportunity to experience chemistry beyond the classroom. Learn more