MAR VISTA HIGH CELEBRATES MOLE DAY !
We are about to embark on an adventure! Of course its MOLE DAY and not groundhog day, because a mole is one of the most important, valuable numbers in chemistry! MOLE DAY will be on December 10 from 6:02 a.m to 6:02 p.m. because a mole is 6.02 x 1023 particles.
MOLE DAY may be celebrated by:
- At 6:02 a.m. toasting the future of chemistry with 18 mL of water.
- At 6:02 p.m. celebrating chemistry's past by popping a large plastic bag containing 22.4 L of air.
- Creating a "cheer" or a "rap" for Avogadro and presenting it in class (as well as written text) by your group. Here is an example:
My name's Avogadro and I'm a gas
Some thought my theory just wouldn't last
It's not hard; it's safe to assume
The same number of particles have the same volume
I made the mole the standard unit
But students on tests, they just can't do it
I'm not here to start no gas
I'm just here to count the molar mass
- Playing mole trivia by making up jokes/puns of your own.
- Compete in the MOLE CONSTRUCTION CONTEST. Use appropriate material for your chosen "theme". Count out 602 appropriately sized beans/beads/etc. as the stuffing. Be very creative. Have fun with this assignment.
Here are some of the competitive categories:
- Standard Gray Mole Fancy-full Mole Color-full Mole
- Xtra-ordinary Mole Most Elaborate Mole Most Original Mole
- The Cutest Mole The Funniest Mole The Weirdest Mole
- Best Presentation of Chemical-Meaning Mole (can be worth extra credit)
Many chemistry students around the world have celebrated MOLE DAY this year. You are now joining the ranks of numerous chemistry students that have created their own moles. Your wonderful chemistry teacher hopes to see sensational MOLE CONSTRUCTION CONTEST entries this year. As Marilyn Monmole would say, "A mole is a chem student's best friend."
Due date on any project is December 10. Don't be late.
Mike Sixtus, Mar Vista High School
Woodrow Wilson Leadership Program in Chemistry
The Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation
CN 5281, Princeton NJ 08543-5281