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6.02214076 × 1023. If you know chemistry, then you know that’s Avogadro’s Number, the number of units in one mole of any substance.
It’s National Chemistry Week, and this Sunday, October 23rd, commemorates a big day for chemistry — Mole Day! Why celebrate such a strange “holiday”? It was created to spark interest in chemistry, and at STEM Education Works, we want to spread the love of all STEM-related holidays, careers, and interests.
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Free Mole Day Resources You’ll Love
- How Big is a Mole? – Chemistry project
- Science Classroom Teacher Resources – Activities, labs, and links to a long list of mole-related classroom ideas
- Mole Day Infographic – This is a small infographic about what a mole is!
- Mole Day Projects – Is this list not enough? Here are more projects ideas, like concocting edible goodies such as Avogadro dip.
- Lab Out Loud – Mole Day Podcast
Books About Chemistry
- How Do Molecules Stay Together?: A Book About Chemistry by Madeline J. Hayes (Author) & Srimalie Bassani (Illustrator)
- Mario and the Hole in the Sky: How a Chemist Saved Our Planet by Elizabeth Rusch (Author) & Teresa Martinez (Illustrator)
- Marie Curie by Isabel Sanchez Vegara (Author) & Frau Isa (Illustrator)
- The Disappearing Spoon: And Other True Tales of Rivalry, Adventure, and the History of the World from the Periodic Table of the Elements (Young Readers Edition) by Sam Kean
Chemistry With Fuel Cells
Horizon Educational Kits are a great way to teach chemistry and help students learn about renewable energies by using processes like water electrolysis. Check out the award-winning H-Racer 2.0 or the DIY Fuel Cell Science Classroom Pack to get started!
After hitting Atlanta, we won’t be far from home in Indianapolis, IN for the Hoosier Educational Computer Coordinators (HECC) Conference. We will be at booth 158 from November 9-11. Register here.
Chemistry Champions to Follow
- Twitter: Carolyn Bertozzi – Awarded the 2022 Nobel Prize in Chemistry! Prof. of Chemistry at Stanford University
- Instagram: chem.with.kellen— Kellen Kartub; Ph.D. Chemistry & Senior Chemist at Behr Paint
- Twitter: Dr. Luke Gamon – Asst. Professor at University of Copenhagen; bridging chemical and biological worlds.