Let’s Celebrate National Chemistry Week Mole Day EinstEin’s Birthday Amusement Park Physics Day 2008 ASTA Fall Conference Workshop Presented by Candace Golliver and Doreen Brisendine UNA AMSTI-ASIM Specialists Let’s Celebrate National Chemistry Week, Mole Day EinstEin’s Birthday & Amusement Park Physics Day Guess the number of moles of sodium chloride in the container (rounded to the nearest whole #) One entry per person please Celebrating National Chemistry Week “Having a Ball with Chemistry” October 19-25, 2008 Celebrating National Chemistry Week “Having a Ball with Chemistry” Ideas from the Journal of Chemical Education, Vol.85, No.10, October 2008 •Chemistry in Sports –Endurance athletes, hemoglobin levels, NO levels, & steroid detection (p.1310) –Indy Car Racing (p.1316) –Golf – chemical make-up of a golf ball and club (p.1319) –Polymers used in artificial turf (p.1323) –Polymers used in protective headgear (p.1326) –Polymers in sports & safety equipment (properties of different types of sports balls) –Sports Nutrition •Sports in Chemistry –Using games and puzzles in chemistry class to promote interest and healthy academic competition (fielding average= avg of weekly lab grades; batting average= quiz/test avg; homerun =100% quiz/test score, etc) –Relate the sport of running to chemical kinetics (p.1314-1315) –See who can make the best bouncy ball in the lab Celebrating National Chemistry Week Mole Day October 23 Mole Day Videos on You Tube: “Happy Mole Day to You” Song http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ReMe348Im2w A Mole is a Unit http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1R7NiIum2TI Mole Song http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bjewZs_oAvA M-O-L-E Song Video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S2kgY6xlZCo Past Themes from the National Mole Day Foundation, Inc. www.moleday.org 1991- The MOLE, the Merrier Past Themes from the National Mole Day Foundation, Inc. www.moleday.org 1992- Go for the MOLE Past Themes from the National Mole Day Foundation, Inc. www.moleday.org 1993- Mole Out the Barrel Past Themes from the National Mole Day Foundation, Inc. www.moleday.org 1994- An Ace in the MOLE Past Themes from the National Mole Day Foundation, Inc. www.moleday.org 1995- Moledi Gras Past Themes from the National Mole Day Foundation, Inc. www.moleday.org 1996- Molemorial Day Past Themes from the National Mole Day Foundation, Inc. www.moleday.org 1997- We Dig Chemistry Past Themes from the National Mole Day Foundation, Inc. www.moleday.org 1998- Ride the Molercoaster Past Themes from the National Mole Day Foundation, Inc. www.moleday.org 1999- It’s A MOLE World Past Themes from the National Mole Day Foundation, Inc. www.moleday.org 2000- Celebrate the Molennium Past Themes from the National Mole Day Foundation, Inc. www.moleday.org 2001- Molar Odyssey Past Themes from the National Mole Day Foundation, Inc. www.moleday.org 2002- Molar Reflections Past Themes from the National Mole Day Foundation, Inc. www.moleday.org 2003- ROCK “N” MOLE Past Themes from the National Mole Day Foundation, Inc. www.moleday.org 2004- Pi a la MOLE Past Themes from the National Mole Day Foundation, Inc. www.moleday.org 2005- Moles-Go-Round Past Themes from the National Mole Day Foundation, Inc. www.moleday.org 2006- Mole Madness Past Themes from NMDF, Inc. www.moleday.org 2007- Double Theme Last year‟s shirt design and 2008 Mole Day Theme from the National Mole Day Foundation, Inc. www.moleday.org Mole of Fortune This year‟s shirt design Mole Day Ideas from the NMDF, Inc. www.moleday.org •Molympics (Pin the Nose on the Mole, Mole Toss, 6.02 Relay, etc.) •Mole-opoly •Create a "Moletin Board" •Host a Mole Pun Contest •Write a Mole Day song •Make Mole Day "campaign signs“ •Exchange Mole Day greeting cards •Mole costume party •Decorate with Mole-biles •Notify local media of your Mole Day festivities (TV, newspaper, radio) •Scavenger Hunt – Ex.-Something that contains NaHCO3 •Write a Mole Day poem, story, or cartoon •Make a Mole Day flag •Make a mole pinata or a stuffed mole • Ten Commolements •Make Mole Day treats: Moleasses cookies, Avogadro Dip, or Taco- mole sauce Mole Day Ideas from the Normal Community High School http://www.unit5.org/christjs/555_topic_index_links_mole.htm 1. Beauty Contest – vote with pennies for favorite (most creative mole) 2. Mole-yattas – filled with tootsie „moles‟ 3. Pin the face (Avogadro) on the mole (Pin the tail on the donkey) 4. Best mole day jokes / puns contest 5. Moller coaster 6. Mole-n-One Golf 7. Bozo‟s circus (mole toss) in buckets for prizes 8. Shoot the mole across the room for distance 9. Class Picture: Everyone with Avogadro masks on 10. Decorate lockers in the school with Avogadro wallpaper 11. Mole day streamers (Avogadro‟s face) around room 12. Have students make a Mole Day brochure 13. Jello eating contest (how much moleasses flavored) jello can you eat in 22.4 seconds. Recall 1 mole = 22.4 Liters Still More Mole Day Ideas • Meet for breakfast at 6:02 am. • Sew-a-Mole (pattern from www.moleday.org with membership) • Mole (Car) Races • Go on a local TV/radio station morning show at 6:02 am and talk about Mole Day. (or call radio station) • School Contest: Guess how many moles of sodium chloride are in a large container displayed for all to see. • Get local businesses to donate prizes for contest winners. • Design & sale Mole Day shirts. • Chemistry Show after school with lots of cool demonstrations. • Mole Day Videos (Post on You Tube?) • Mole Day Songs (prerecorded or live) • Require students to tell two others about the Mole Concept. • Post signs around school explaining the Mole Concept. Other Mole Day Ideas • Put Mole Day on the school calendar • Hand out and wear Mole Day signs/badges. • Academic Mole Competitions – Balancing equations, gram- to-mole/mole-to-mole/mole-to-gram/gram-to-gram conversions, molar concentrations, etc. • Drink 1 mol of H2O (18 g or 0.63oz) of water at 6:02am. (taken from http://www.mbbc.us/science/mole_day.htm) • Make Mole-Decorated Cakes • Have a Mole Day door decorating contest • Have a contest to see who can make the best mole out of a mole of aluminum foil • Have students make a display of various substances that each contain one mole (such as a container with one mole of table salt) Mole Day Ideas from the NMDF, Inc. ww.moleday.org Ten Commolements by Tom Knickerbocker and Kenny Quick Prairie du Chien High School 1991 Prairie du Chien, WI 1. Thou shalt not use 6.02 x 10^23 in vain. 2. Thou shalt not use the term mole if thou has no true knowledge of the term mole. 3. Thou shalt not kill a mole. 4. Thou shalt not covet your neighbor's mole. 5. Thou shall always remember to celebrate Mole Day. 6. Thou shalt not disparage Mole Day. 7. Thou shalt not use a mole out of season. 8. Thou shall always honor the one who introduced thou to Mole Day. 9. You shall always keep sacred 10/23. 10. Thou shall always remember these commolments or thou will never properly celebrate Mole Day. Examples of Signs to Post: MOLE DAY IS COMING!!! Examples of Signs to Post: Definition of MOLE: • Avogadro‟s Number • 6.02 x 1023 particles • A counting unit used in chemistry • There are 12 eggs in a dozen eggs. There are 6.02 x 1023 eggs in a mole of eggs. That‟s a lot of eggs!! ** Happy Mole Day * October 23rd ** Examples of Signs to Post: Sample Shirts: Back Sample Shirts: Front Back Front Back Back Front Websites for Free NCW Ideas/Activities: •National Mole Day Foundation, Inc., www.moleday.org •American Chemical Society, www.chemistry.org –Click on “Education”; Under Community Outreach, click on “National Chemistry Week” •Flinn Scientific, www.flinnsci.com –There should be a link for Celebrate Mole Day under “Latest News from Flinn”. –If not, www.flinnsci.com/news.asp?from=news&id=18 will take you to the site where you can find a list of ideas from teachers across the U.S. Websites for NCW Items to Purchase: •American Chemical Society, www.chemistry.org –Click on “ACS Store”; ACS members get a discount –Shirts, balloons, tattoos, stickers, mole plush dolls, periodic table wallet cards, and much more! •National Mole Day Foundation, Inc., www.moleday.org –Lapel pins, ornaments, postcards, shirts –Membership for Mole Day kit •Flinn Scientific, www.flinnsci.com – –Mole Dollars (AP6564) (2007 Catalog- $4.95/Pkg. of 50) –Mole Toons (AP8582) (2007 Catalog- $16.60) –Stoichiometry Balloon Races Chemical Demonstration Kit (AP6444), (2007 Catalog- $ 26.35) –Micro Mole Rockets – Hydrogen and Oxygen Mole Ratio (AP6374), (2007 Catalog- $28.95) Celebrate Einstein‟s Birthday! Why let the chemists have all the fun? March 14Th – Einstein‟s Birthday - Same day as Pi day!! Physics is applied math, so let‟s ALL have some fun! Let your imagination guide you! • Pi contest – decorate a pie • Birthday cake contest – decorate cakes with an Einstein theme • Costume contest – Dress like Einstein to honor him on his birthday! • Create a toy contest – design and build a working model toy based on Physics concepts. More Ideas • Steal from Mole day! • Pin the tongue on the Einstein poster. • Create an Einstein board game • Egg Drop Contest • Einstein art contest • Research paper on Einstein http://www.aip.org/history/einstein/ • http://www.alberteinstein.info/ Create your own Einstein Photo http://www.hetemeel.com/einsteinform.php Web-sites for more Einstein Activities • Celebrate Einstein's Birthday An Internet Hotlist on Einstein's Birthday created by E. Holsenbeck http://www.kn.att.com/wired/fil/pages/listei nsteineh.html • Interact -A selection of interactive websites and games that show a different side of physics. • http://www.physics.org/interact.asp Six Flags Over Georgia Math & Science Day Workbook http://www.sixflags.com/overGeorgia/assets/pdf/MiddleSchoolWorkbook.pdf Collect data and make calculations for Superman Georgia Scorcher Scream Machine Ninja Great American Math & Log Flume Science Days are usually held in April Cyclone Plus the Free Fall and Looping Starship Alabama Adventure in Bessemer, Alabama http://www.alabamaadventure.com 2009 Cool School Days are scheduled for Thursday, April 30 Friday, May 1 Thursday, May 7 Friday, May 8 Thursday, May 14 Friday, May 15 In the handouts at the ASTA website are the registration form and workbook (grades K-8). AL Adventure is planning to have a workbook for grades 9-12 this year. Any other suggestions? NaCl Contest Winner Thank you for attending.