Celebrate With Students, Partners, and More As We Explore “Fabulous Fibers: the Chemistry of Fabrics”
Cotton, cocoons, and even coal are some of the natural resources used to make textiles. They all share a common chemistry and are made of very long molecules called polymers. These special polymers are the building blocks of fabrics and clump together to form long fibers.
Fabrics are woven into our everyday lives, through our clothes, our cars, and even our art. But do you know the chemistry behind these incredible materials? Explore why we choose synthetic over natural clothing, what makes a shirt moisture-wicking, and how color chemistry can dye our clothes!
NATIONAL CHEMISTRY WEEK
Wednesday, October 19 – Saturday, October 22 | 10 AM – 4PM
Sunday, October 23 | Noon – 4 PM
Explore the science of spinning and weaving with West 7th Wool. Analyze the chemistry of silkworms with Wormspit.com. Test your textile chemistry skills with activities from student groups from:
– Hebron High School
– Texas Woman’s University
– Fort Worth Country Day
– University of Texas at Dallas
– University of Texas at Arlington
– Texas Christian University
– Trinity Valley School
– University of Dallas
– Collin College
– Birdville High School
Check out our website at www.fwmuseum.org/chemistry-week for the full schedule of activities and more resources. Chemistry Week activities are suited for all ages. National Chemistry Week activities end at 4 PM, but the Museum will remain open until 5 PM.
Chemistry Week 2022 is generously supported by the Alcon Foundation and the American Chemical Society.
HOW TO STAY INVOLVED
The Museum invites the community to help support their mission and stay connected during National Chemistry Week:
Connect to the Museum’s social media pages to follow Chemistry Week updates. Facebook | Twitter | Instagram
Support the Museum’s mission by making a contribution or purchasing a membership.
Sign up for the Museum’s e-newsletters! Visit the Museum’s upcoming events page to see what’s happening soon.
The Fort Worth Museum of Science and History, a distinguished institution established in 1941, is accredited by the American Alliance of Museums and proudly holds Affiliate status with the Smithsonian Institute. Anchored by a diverse and enriching collection spanning science and history, the museum is committed to lifelong learning. Engaging visitors through vibrant programs and exhibits, it interprets the rich tapestry of Texas and the Southwest. The museum’s commitment to education is reflected in its innovative programs, designed to inspire and educate learners of all ages. From interactive workshops to immersive exhibits, the museum provides a dynamic environment for curiosity and intellectual growth. For more information about educational programs, exhibits, and events, visit www.fwmuseum.org.