National Chemistry Week is a community-based program that unites ACS local sections, businesses, schools and the public in communicating the importance of chemistry to our quality of life.
The 2004 theme, Health and Wellness, will expose people of all ages to the science behind healthy living and disease prevention through chemistry-related hands-on activities, demonstrations, lectures, presentations, and poster and essay competitions.
Heres a look at National Chemistry Week celebrations in the Washington metropolitan area:
Monday, Oct. 18
Poe Middle School - 7000 Cindy Lane, Annandale, Va. 22003
Volunteers from the American Chemical Society, American Chemistry Council and the Chemical Society of Washington will conduct a student assembly involving hands-on activities for 330 sixth-grade students. The program includes a session on the importance of exercise, which will be lead by internationally acclaimed health instructor, Harold Sanco. The students also will test artificial urine samples using a dip-and-read test to see if glucose is present, and make glitter slime to observe how the gooey physical properties of mucus trap allergens.
Tuesday, Oct. 19, and Thursday, Oct. 21
Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - 901 G Street NW, Washington, D.C.
The co-inventor of dip-and-read test strips, Dr. Helen Free, will give three talks for children and the general public explaining how urinalysis and blood tests are used to de
Contact: Natasha Bruce
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