Student Chemists Bring Chemistry to Life in Innovation Studios
“There’s nothing better than bringing chemistry to life for students, and National Chemistry Week is the perfect opportunity for us to open the doors for everyone with an enthusiasm for science,” Museum President Van Romans said. “We truly appreciate the sponsors who support this initiative and understand the importance of engaging young minds in science as early as we can. By piquing children’s interest and encouraging them to explore the mysteries of science, the Alcon Foundation’s support of these events has an impact far beyond National Chemistry Week and what happens at this Museum.”
Chemistry Connections provides an opportunity like no other for young chemists to explore chemistry in a hands-on environment. During this activity-packed festival, guests will be presented with mysteries that can be solved through the use of chemistry. Here are just a few of the experiences you can expect during Chemistry Connections
- Be a dye detective and separate inks into patterns.
- Sniff out hidden scents and learn about diffusion.
- Experiment with writing secret messages … and learn about some fascinating reactions.
- Be a fruit juice sleuth and determine which beverages contain actual juice!
Educators receive free admission and can pick classroom ideas and resources for their curriculum around matter and chemistry concepts on Educators Day on Saturday, October 15, 10:00 am-12:00 pm. All Chemistry Connections activities are included in Museum exhibit admission.
Chemistry Connections: National Chemistry Week at the Fort Worth Museum of Science and History is sponsored locally by the Alcon Foundation.
The Museum was established in 1941, is accredited by the American Alliance of Museums and is an Affiliate of the Smithsonian Institute. Anchored by its rich collections, the Museum is dedicated to lifelong learning. It engages guests through creative, vibrant programs and exhibits interpreting science and the history of Texas and the Southwest. For more information, visit www.fortworthmuseum.org.