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National Chemistry Week Project Leaders

Ping Furlan, PhD
Department of Mathematics and Science
United States Merchant Marine Academy
300 Steamboat Road
Kings Point, NY 11024
(516) 726-5783

Dempsey Hyatt, PhD
Department of Chemistry
Adelphi University
Science Building Room 220
Garden City, NY 11530

Erin Wasserman, PhD

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The New York Section of the American Chemical Society proudly celebrated National Chemistry Week 2020 with a virtual demo event. Demonstrations in several parallel Zoom sessions were offered live and recorded for future viewing. Click on each individual video below ot enjoy these chemistry demonstrations.

Adhere to Chemistry - !
October 25, 2020 from 11:00 am to 4:20 pm

The New York Local Section of the American Chemical Society sponsored a chemistry knowledge competition via a 15-30 min. online Kahoot game. Winners in the categories are listed below:

Adhere to Chemistry – Contest Winners
Grades 9-12
First Prize
Emily Chen, Brooklyn Technical High School

Second Prize
Yameen Halim, Thomas A. Edison CTE HS

Third Prize
Mazeed Raji, EF Academy New York

Honorable Mention
Shaoning Peng, Seungyeon Choe, Runzhi Wu, Mong Na Loi, Ruichen Liu, Josephine, EF Academy New York

Grades 6-8
First Prize
Dhanesh Benny, Shaw Avenue Elementary School

Sponsored by Columbia University Chandler Society, Manhattan College American Chemical Society Chapter, New York University Draper Chemical Society, Queensborough Community College Chemistry Club, Rye High School, Stony Brook University American Chemical Society Chapter, United States Merchant Marine Academy, and New York Local Section

National Chemistry Week National Illustrated Poem Contest

Download Poem Competition Flyer (PDF)
Grades K-2 Poem Competition Entry website
Grades 3-5 Poem Competition Entry website
Grades 6-8 Poem Competition Entry website
Grades 9-12 Poem Competition Entry website

The New York Local Section of the American Chemical Society (ACS) is also sponsoring an illustrated poem contest for students in Kindergarten - 12th grade. Winners of the New York City Section illustrated poem contest will be advanced to the ACS National Illustrated Poem Contest! Please contact Erin Wasserman for further information.

Distribute Celebrating Chemistry Magazine

Request copies of Celebrating Chemistry

The Celebrating Chemistry magazine, available in both English and Spanish, contains NCW 2020 themed articles, activities and games. Please submit the form above to request copies.

Asynchronous Demonstrations

Glues and Adhesives video playlist
G is for Glue
Which is stronger, Glue or Tape?
Invention of Super Glue – The Dr. Binocs Show
Almanac: The inventor of super glue - CBS Sunday Morning
Invention of Sticky Notes – The Dr. Binocs Show
Curiosity, discovery and gecko feet
Gecko Feet: How do they stick to walls? - National Geographic
How do geckos defy gravity?
Zoom into a Lotus Leaf - NISE
The Lotus Effect – The Dallas Arboretum
Inventing with Plants – The Story of Velcro

Videos for Teachers/Parents
Nano Sand
Nano Fabric
Kinetic Sand
Gum and Chocolate
How to make silicone gecko tape?