Sweet Chemistry Resources for NCW

National Chemistry Week this October 19–25 offers a chance to take a trip to the candy shop with the theme "The Sweet Side of Chemistry—Candy." Looking for some tasty chemistry resources? Two upcoming webinars will help you stock up.


"The Sweet Side of Chemistry"—Candy Resources for National Chemistry Week, the Classroom, and Beyond

Thursday, September 18, 2014, 6:30 p.m. Eastern (register ahead of time at the link above)

I’m co-presenting this free ACS/NSTA web seminar with teacher and ACS ChemClub advisor Jennifer Priddy. A sample of what you’ll see: Students can explore Charles’ Law as marshmallow Peeps battle in a microwave showdown. Solubility is at the core of an activity to decide whether chocolate and gum are two great tastes that do or don’t taste great together. We’ll share these and many more.


Sweet Science: Having Fun with Candy Chemistry

Thursday, October 16, 2014, 2 p.m. Eastern (register ahead of time at the link above.

Dr. Rich Hartel and Dr. Matt Hartings will lead this free ACS web seminar, discussing the science and chemical reactions involved in the creation of your favorite sugar-based treats.


Even if you aren’t able to make it to the live presentations, archived copies should be available afterward. You can also join in the conversation on Twitter. We’ll have a backchannel chat during the ACS/NSTA web seminar and hope to continue the conversation afterward at #CandyNCW.