April (Meeting in Minature)
DFW ACS Meeting – October 2011
National Chemistry Week (Oct 16-22)
In 2008 the United Nations declared 2011 "International Year of Chemistry" Throughout the year advancements in chemistry and its life changing power have been displaced throughout the world. The theme to IYC is "Chemistry–our life, our future" and a key component is to attract young people into the field and increase awareness of chemistry's contributions to the general pubic. With this in mind and in celebration of National Chemistry Week the ACS DFW Section meeting is going to be children and general public focused.
National Chemistry Week is October 16th - 22nd and DFW ACS section is teaming up with Fort Worth Museum of Science and History for a Family ACS Meeting.
- On October 18th - 22nd chemistry clubs from local universities will be providing chemistry activities, demonstrations, and playshops from 10am-5pm at the museum.
- ACS members will serve as Chatters Saturday Oct 22nd from 3-5pm. Details below about what activities and demonstrations will occur.
- All ACS members and their families will get group pricing to the museum during that week. Pricing details below.
- Currently we are looking for volunteers for the ACS event on Saturday Oct 22nd event. We are looking for at least 10 Chatters from all walks of chemistry. Chatters will talk for 10-15 minutes about a topic in chemistry and demonstrations are welcome. Those who are able to volunteer will get additional discounts.
- For more information email Aaron Fletcher at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For ACS members and families coming throughout the week group rates will be available. When you check in you will have to show your ACS card to receive the discount.
For the ACS members volunteering on Saturday as chatters:
The ACS member is free and they can purchase up to 4 tickets at half price to the Exhibits, OMNI show Hubble and the Planetarium. Email Aaron Fletcher at email@example.com if interested in volunteering as a chatter.
Demonstrations to be performed:
Balloons and gases
Playshops to be performed:
Fire and Ice
Activities to be performed:
properties of gas/balloon
chemical pop gun
snakes and acetone
ice cream (rock salt)
liquid nitrogen ice cream
dip n dots
carbon cone (outside)
test ph of saliva
baby food testing
iron in cereal
tie dye bookmarks
burn peanut & water