Celebrated annually on October 23 from 6:02 a.m. to 6:02 p.m., Mole Day commemorates "Avogadro's Number": 6.02 x 1023. This number--called a mole--is a basic measuring unit in chemistry. Mole Day typically falls during National Chemistry Week.
- Popcorn Counting Unit from AACT
Students develop a new method of counting objects, called the PCU, and compare this method to the concept of the mole.
- Can You Color a Mole? from AACT
Students determine how many moles of paraffin are used when they color a piece of paper and determine how many molecules and moles of wax are in one crayon.
- Mole Day Word Search from Word Search Labs
Have your students find 20 mole related words with this fun word search!
- Mole Day Demos from Pasco Scientific
What is a mole? Celebrate Mole Day with the PASCO team as they perform demonstrations and an exciting experiment that can be used to answer every chemistry student's classic question, "What is a mole?"
- Chemistry Composition Challenge from AACT
In this inquiry-based lab, students will design a method to solve three chemistry problems involving moles, molecules, and density.
- It’s Mole Time! from AACT
Determine the number of moles of chalk used to write their name, moles of sugar consumed when chewing gum, and moles evaporated from using hand sanitizer.
- Moles of Food from AACT
Analyze the nutrition labels of various foods to see the connection between everyday food items and chemistry.
- Mole Day Infographic from Compound Interest
A picture is worth a thousand words, right? Great visual explanations here, maybe even 6.02 x 1023 words worth?
- More Mole Day Jokes from ThoughtCo.
What did Avogadro teach his students in math class? What’s his favorite kind of music? Share these mole jokes!
- Mole Day Celebration from Carolina
Scratching your head trying to come up with ideas on how to celebrate Mole Day? Look no further!
- Molympics—A Collaborative Project Between HS Teachers and Students
Science goes sporty as students become champions of Mole Day learning and collaborate with students across the U.S.