Join professional chemists sharing their love of chemistry and chemical engineering through hands-on, engaging activities outside under the tent.
This event is brought in partnership with American Chemical Society. ACS community partners such as Science Storytellers from C&EN, Museum of Science, Cambridge Science Festival, MIT Museum, and Beyond Benign will also host engaging hands-on programming. Attendees of the event will receive a goodie bag with the children’s publication Celebrating Chemistry and other giveaways.
For more information, visit www.acs.org/kidszone
Examples of Activities;
Elements in Outer Space: Use and keep a toy that reveals distinctive color patterns in different types of light bulbs. Scientists use similar distinctive patterns to find out which elements make up far-away planets and stars.
Magic Nuudles: Build what you like using biodegradable pellets made of cornstarch. Long molecules, called polymers, keep structures together so that children can take them home.
Producing Oxygen Gas: Feel a chemical reaction as it progresses by combining and sealing two safe substances in a small clear plastic bag. Children feel a change in temperature and see bubbles as the bag inflates.
UV-Detecting Beads: Make a wristband that detects UV light before it can damage your eyes or skin. A change from white to a bright color lets children know when they need to protect themselves from invisible ultraviolet light that comes from the sun.
Colorful Lather Printing: Create colorful swirls in shaving cream. The water-attracting nature of paper allows children to transfer and keep their beautiful designs.