Every year Texas A&M's Department of Chemistry hosts a free, open to the public, Chemistry Open House to celebrate National Chemistry Week. This year's participants include the Departments of Biology and Physics & Astronomy, students from the Dwight Look College of Engineering and SACNAS, and the Brazos Valley Museum of Natural History.
The Chemistry Open House features the popular Chemistry Road Show, guided lab tours, hands-on and computer activities, door prizes and science goodie bags. The Chemistry Road Show is recommended for all ages and includes demonstrations of popular science.
|Room||Starts At||Arrive By|
|100||10:00 AM||9:45 AM|
|100||12 NOON||11:45 AM|
|100||2:00 PM||1:45 PM|
The Chemistry Open House takes place in the main Chemistry Building complex (not Heldenfels). We suggest beginning your adventure in the foyer of the Chemistry Building. This entrance can be found up the stairs from the outdoor water fountains.
The Chemistry Open House held as part of National Chemistry Week, an annual event that promotes public awareness of the importance of chemistry in everyday life. It is coordinated by the American Chemical Society (ACS).
The Department of Chemistry takes an active role in community outreach in an effort to positively affect the future of chemical education. We hope students and families will remember the excitement and surprise they feel during our demonstrations.
NCW encourages chemists and chemistry enthusiasts to build awareness of chemistry at the local level. Local Sections, businesses, schools, and individuals are invited to organize or participate in events in their communities with a common goal: To promote the value of chemistry in everyday life.
Meg A. Mole's adventures are part of the ACS kids portal. Meg A. Mole - Future Chemist visits different chemists to learn about their jobs. She is always amazed at the variety of things that they do. Visit her web site to read about her adventures!
What makes diapers absorbent? Is peanut butter stickier than syrup or jelly? The ACS Science for Kids web site engages students with experiments, quizzes and other hands on activities with subjects ranging from chemical & physical change to characteristics of material.