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National Chemistry Week

General Elementary Middle High


National Chemistry Week logo 2013Current Celebrating Chemistry newsletter with activities: 2013 Energy Is Now

On August 20, 2013, the School Board of Broward County approved a resolution to celebrate National Chemistry Week. Aug_20_2013_Board_Resolution_Natl_Chemistry_Week

  • National Chemistry Week supports the significant contribution of the science of chemistry and the awareness of the importance of chemistry to everyday life
  • The American Chemical Society coordinates the week each year as a community-based program with businesses, colleges and universities, K-12 schools, and the community
  • More than 96% of all manufactured goods are directly touched by the business of chemistry, making this an essential part of the economy
  • This year the theme is “Energy Now and Forever”, focusing on the need for energy and the importance of sustainable energy solutions for our future
  • National Chemistry Week can inform students, teachers, parents, and the general public about the role chemistry plays in enabling innovation in all science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) disciplines
  • Providing all students the opportunity to participate in hands-on chemistry and study its applications builds awareness of the importance of chemistry to everyday life.

Poem Contest: The South Florida Section of the American Chemical Society is sponsoring a science contest for National Chemistry Week for K-12 students with winners at each of the three levels, K-5, 6-8, and 9-12.  The theme of this year’s National Chemistry Week is “Energy, Now and Forever.” This is a topic that is discussed at all levels and might be an interesting project for some creative teachers.  The winners from South Florida will compete at the national level. Download flyer –  NCW_Illustrated Poem Contest_2013

National Chemistry Week (NCW) encourages chemists and chemistry enthusiasts to build awareness of chemistry at the local level. Local Sections, businesses, schools, and individuals are invited to organize or participate in events in their communities with a common goal: To promote the value of chemistry in everyday life.

Visit NCW’s main website for more info on how to get involved, illustrated poem contest, etc. NCW main website:  http://www.acs.org/content/acs/en/education/outreach/ncw.html


Celebrating Chemistry Editions
http://www.acs.org/content/acs/en/education/outreach/celebrating-chemistry-editions.html  Celebrating Chemistry is designed to engage and educate children (Grades 4th- 6th) in the basic principles of chemistry and are available in both English and Spanish. Most editions are aligned with either National Chemistry Week (NCW) or Chemists Celebrate Earth Day (CCED) and contain articles, experiments and puzzles based on each year’s themes. You can also find special Celebrating Chemistry Editions for both NCW and CCED which were also inspired by the 2011 International Year of Chemistry.

List of future NCW dates and themes.