Fort Worth Museum of Science and History Celebrates National Chemistry Week

National Chemistry Week

Fort Worth Museum of Science and History is celebrating National Chemistry Week with hands-on activities. 

The American Chemical Society aims to raise awareness of chemistry in local communities Oct. 16-22. This year’s National Chemistry Week theme is “Solving Mysteries Through Chemistry.”

Through the Fort Worth museum’s Chemistry Connections programming Saturday and Oct. 18-21 in its Innovation Studios, attendees can explore scientific concepts with a sleuth-like twist. The activities will be led by hundreds of students and volunteers from colleges, universities, high schools, and the Fort Worth Police Department throughout the week. 

“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,” said Museum President Van Romans, in a release. 

Here are a few activities that will be presented at Chemistry Connections, according to the release:

  • 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

The museum will host an event for educators to receive resources and ideas on developing chemistry curriculum 10 a.m. to noon Saturday.

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