National SNS Chemistry Week

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National Chemistry Week

Science experiments for children on tap for National Chemistry Week


Hands-on science experiments for children are among the many activities planned for area residents during this year’s celebration of National Chemistry Week. The annual event is an outreach program hosted by the Southern Nevada section of the American Chemical Society, the world’s largest scientific society.


The theme for this year’s National Chemistry Week is “Behind the Scenes with Chemistry” – Celebrating the chemistry in movies, movie set design, makeup artistry, and common special effects. The activities that are planned will demonstrate concepts in chemistry which can explain the mystery behind the “magic” that is shown in films. 


The annual event is designed to diminish the term “magic” associated with the “unexplainable” and direct attention to the chemistry which makes special effects work.  


The week will kick off [date] at [location] with a(n) [morning/afternoon/evening] of hands-on science activities for elementary-school children and their parents. Area chemists will supervise and explain the importance of each activity.


Details on National Chemistry Week events will be published in the coming weeks.  Check back in early October.


Local memeber who would like to participate in National Chemistry Week please contact event coordinator, Dr. Orofino (Dick) Gaglione,