Philadelphia children to conduct chemistry activities during the ACS National Meeting Outreach Event “Exploring Our World Through Chemistry”

PHILADELPHIA, Aug. 14, 2012—Kids and families can learn more about the fascinating world of chemistry through hands-on, age-appropriate activities at The Franklin Institute in celebration of the 25th anniversary of National Chemistry Week. Members of the American Chemical Society’s Philadelphia Local Section will lead the activities.

The free Presidential Outreach Event “Exploring Our World Through Chemistry” will include hands-on activities such as making biodegradable building blocks from corn starch, producing oxygen gas using simple household materials, exploring magic sand and much more.

What: FREE hands-on chemistry experiments for kids of all ages.

Where: Franklin Hall, The Franklin Institute, Philadelphia, Pa.

When: Sunday, August 19, 10 a.m.-1 p.m.

Who: Kids, families and anyone interested in chemistry are encouraged to attend.

Note: For directions and more information, visit The Franklin Institute website:

Located in the heart of Philadelphia, The Franklin Institute is a renowned and innovative leader in the field of science and technology learning, as well as a dynamic center of activity. Pennsylvania’s most-visited museum, it is dedicated to creating a passion for learning about science by offering access to hands-on science education.


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