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Celebrating 30 Years of National Chemistry Week on 8/17

August 09, 2017

The American Chemical Society (ACS) is hosting a hands-on science community event on Saturday, August 19 from 12:00 to 4:00 p.m.  At this free event, kids and their families may conduct hands-on activities in the ACS Kids Zone, get goodie bags with ACS’s children’s publication, Celebrating Chemistry, learn more about ACS’s community partners, and celebrate 30 years of National Chemistry Week at ACS Headquarters! More information about ACS Kids Zone can be found at

Attached is the flyer: ACS-Kids-Zone-Event-Flyer

Below are some requirements that Scouts may meet while conducting experiments and talking with the scientists.

Webelos: Adventures in Science

2. Visit a museum, a college, a laboratory, an observatory, a zoo, an aquarium, or other facility that employs scientists. Prepare three questions ahead of time, and talk to a scientist about his or her work.

3g. With adult assistance, explore safe chemical reactions with household materials. Using two substances, observe what happens when the amounts of the reactants are increased.


Nova: Science Everywhere

4. Visit a place where science is being done, used, or explained, such as one of the following: zoo, aquarium, water treatment plant, observatory, science museum, weather station, fish hatchery, or any other location where science is being done, used, or explained.
A. During your visit, talk to someone in charge about science.

B. Discuss with your counselor the science done, used, or explained at the place you visited

  1. Discuss with your counselor how science affects your everyday life.