Friday, March 7, 2008

Website of the Week: American Chemical Society

This week’s Website of the Week is the American Chemical Society. Visit ACS’s Activities for Children to learn how to make salt dough or play games like Avogadro’s Element Hunt and Plant It for the Planet. Want to learn about National Historic Chemical Landmarks? Would you like to purchase some science activity books for children? ACS has a large online public outreach section. This organization is home to Project SEED, a program that allows economically disadvantaged students to work alongside a chemist and earn some money during the summer before their junior or senior year of high school. ACS is also sponsoring an Illustrated Haiku Contest for children from kindergarten through 12th grade as part of Chemists Celebrate Earth Day 2008. (If you are in the U.S., please call the American Chemical Society Office of Community Activities at 800-227-5558, x4458 or earthday [at] acs [dot] org to learn more about the writing contests offered in your area. Entries must be received by April 11, 2008.)

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