Virtual ACS Kids Zone – Earth Day 2021
Thursday, April 22, 1–2 PM Eastern US
Participate in Chemists Celebrate Earth Week and Earth Day 2021 by joining chemists across the world for a virtual #ACSKidsZone event, hosted by Sam Jones, science communicator and host of Reactions. Conduct hands-on activities with popular STEM advocates around the educational theme, “Reducing Our Footprint with Macromolecular Chemistry.”Registration is required to attend. Two lucky attendees chosen at random will receive $25 ACS Bucks for use in the ACS Spring Store! Winners must be registered for the ACS Kids Zone and present during the raffle at the event to win. ACS Bucks expire Friday, April 30.
Our environmental footprint is the impact we have on the Earth, and it includes the energy, food, water, and materials we use or leave behind. To help protect the Earth for future generations to come, we can all take steps to reduce our footprint—and chemistry is a part of the solution! Chemists use their learning of the properties of molecules, the building blocks of chemical compounds, to help understand, solve, and, prevent environmental problems. In this interactive #ACSKidsZone event taking place on Earth Day (April 22), explore environmental solutions with very big molecules!
Download the materials list for all three activities to follow along with the presenters during the live event. Each of the activity write-ups are available below, with supplemental resources to take a deeper dive into the chemistry concepts.