Celebrating IYC with a Children’s Book
May23

Celebrating IYC with a Children’s Book

In celebration of the International Year of Chemistry, South African children’s author Ginny Stone has written a children’s book about chemistry. In “Sibo Mixes Things Up,” the main character–a young girl named Sibo–has made a huge mess and has to clean it up before her mother finds out. Her friend Lennie comes to the rescue and helps clean up the mess with a chemical “magic potion.” Sibo becomes curious about...

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IYC Weekly Round-up, 5/14-5/20

Here are some of the IYC happenings from the last week: Today, May 20, is World Metrology Day. Go forth, and celebrate. Be sure the check out the Peeps chemistry diorama Linda Wang wrote about earlier this week. ACS President Nancy Jackson made her first of two appearances on the “The Best of Our Knowledge” radio program. More than 800 students participated in hands-on activities during the two-day Malaysian Chemistry...

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Kids Grasp Water’s Importance
May12

Kids Grasp Water’s Importance

Posted on behalf of Charles Michael Drain, chemistry professor at Hunter College of the City University of New York As part of the celebration of the International Year of Chemistry, graduate student Jacopo Samson from Hunter College of the City University of New York and I participated in the “pH of the Planet” experiment with over 250 seventh grade students from Readington Middle School in Hunterdon County, N. J. During the last...

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