NATIONAL CHEMISTRY WEEK
Tuesday, October 20 - Saturday, October 24, 2015
This year's theme is Chemistry Colors Our World! Look for activities focusing on the chemistry of food colors and fireworks, rainbows, natural dyes and pigments, and much more. The Innovation Studios will feature hands-on chemistry based activities that will engage and excite. Museum staff will be joined by the American Chemical Society Student Groups from area universities to share in the fun!
Here are just a few of the experiences planned:
Soapy Science - experience the science of colorful bubbles and the extraordinary power of soap
Make groovy patterns using foam and food coloring
Explore acids and bases and learn about the pH scale
Play around with elements from the Periodic Table in low-tech and high tech formats
Investigate color writing, or chromatography in amusing ways
The Amazing Spectrum! Come learn about light through new eyes! The electromagnetic radiation from our Sun is a chemical marvel
Our staff will wow you with the chemistry surrounding simple and complex reactions. Check the schedule when you arrive for demonstration times
Meet practicing chemists, outstanding university faculty and students, committed high school educators and students and ask them your toughest chemistry questions
Please note: Activities are offered on a rotating basis.
To download the Chemistry Week Flyer, click here
CHEMISTRY WEEK SCHOOL FIELD TRIPS
(2nd grade and above)
School groups of 15 or more can book field trips in advance by calling 817-255-9440
Visit http://www.fwmsh.org/homeschool for more information and detailed schedule.
CHEMISTRY CONNECTIONS HOMESCHOOL AFTERNOON
Thursday October 22 from 1:30 - 4:00 PM
We have created special experiences for homeschool audiences after the traditional field trip groups leave for the day. Check out our website in early October for more details.
Please note: Chemistry Week topics, activities and environments are designed for students ages 8 and older.
Download the Celebrating Chemistry Activity Guide at http://www.acs.org/content/acs/en/education/outreach/ncw.html
Programming for Chemistry Week is sponsored by
Additional support provided by:
ZS Pharma and American Chemical Society.
Additional volunteer support is provided by Texas Christian University, Texas Wesleyan University, Texas Woman’s University, Southern Methodist University,
University of North Texas, University of Dallas, University of Texas at Dallas, Eastfield College, Tarrant County College NW, Birdville High School,
Fort Worth Country Day School, Lamar High School and Southwest Christian School.