Fort Worth, TX – Have you ever wondered what fruit juice and disappearing ink have in common? Chemistry! The BHS Math & Science Team are teaming up with the Fort Worth Museum of Science and History to celebrate Chemistry Connections: National Chemistry Week, Oct. 15th and 18-21st. Nearly 200 student chemist volunteers from schools across North Texas will be on hand for the event. The students represent affiliate groups of the American Chemical Society at Texas Christian University, Southern Methodist University, Texas Wesleyan University, Texas Woman’s University, University of Dallas, University of North Texas, University of North Texas-Health Science Center, University of Texas at Arlington, Eastfield College and Tarrant County College. Volunteers from Birdville High School, Fort Worth Country Day, Lamar High School, Southwest Christian School, Trinity Valley School, STEAM Middle School and the Fort Worth Police Department will also share activities with Museum guests.
“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 such an enthusiasm for science,” Museum President Van Romans said. “We truly appreciate the volunteers who support this initiative and understand the importance of engaging young minds in science as early as we can.”
This year’s theme for National Chemistry Week is, “Solving Mysteries Through Chemistry”. 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 learn how to separate inks into recognizable 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 to determine which beverages actual contain fruit juice and explore acid base reactions
Birdville H. S. chemistry students are scheduled to be at the Museum on Saturday, October 15th from 10-4. All Chemistry Connection activities are included in Museum general admission. Chemistry Week at the Fort Worth Museum of Science and History is sponsored locally by the Alcon Foundation. Additional support provided by ZS Pharma and the American Chemical Society.
Rebecca Rodriguez |Executive Director of Marketing & Communication