Celebrating the elements of chemistry
Celebrating the elements of chemistry: A free hands on science community eventWASHINGTON, Aug. 11, 2009 ?The American Chemical Society (ACS) is sponsoring hands on science activities for area youngsters and their families about the elements of chemistry on Saturday, Aug. 15, 2009, during the 238th National Meeting of the ACS. Admission is free.
The activities, which will be conducted in English and Spanish under the supervision of area chemists, will offer many wonderful opportunities for video and still photography of youngsters experiencing the wonder and excitement of doing their own colorful hands on chemistry experiments and learning about the periodic table of elements.
The ACS wi nike shop ll host hands on science and art activities for children and their families to learn a nike shop bout the elements in the periodic table in honor of the ACS 2009 National Chemistry Week celebration and the 140th anniversary of the periodic table of elements. The hands on activities will include the art and science of creating colorful marbled paper patterns using shaving cream and food coloring: making finger paints by grinding spices or other household items and mixing them in petroleum jelly: using acids in common kitchen items (vinegar, ketchup, etc.) to clean copper oxides off of dull pennies to reveal bright, shiny copper underneath; making a sticky polymer from Borax and glue; and making a lava lamp using safe kitchen ingredients (Alka Seltzer, vegetable oil, and water). To make this day even more memorable, there will be gift bags of goodies and instructions on how to do safe, fun chemistry activities at home.
Who: Hosted by the American Chemical Society
Where: FBR (Friedman, Billings, Ramsey) Branch of Boys Girls Clubs of Greater Washington at
THEARC, 1901 Mississippi Ave., SE, Washington, DC 20020. Metro Green Line: Southern Avenue Station. Metro Bus Lines: 94 (Stanton Road Line) 30,32,34,35, 36 (Pennsylvania Avenue Line) W2, 3 (Southeast Community Hospital Anacostia Line). Congre nike shop ss. With more than 154,000 members, ACS is the world’s largest scientific society and a global leader in providing access to chemistry related research through its multiple databases, peer reviewed journals and scientific confe nike shop rences.