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Awards for physical 2018 Explore Science: Let's Do Chemistry kits announced

Kayla Berry, Museum of Science

The NISE Network is pleased to announce, in collaboration with the American Chemical Society (ACS), the award of 250 Explore Science: Let's Do Chemistry 2018 kits to new and existing eligible partners in the U.S., including science centers and children's museums, universities, NASA visitor centers, and ACS local sections. This new set of engaging, hands-on chemistry activities and professional development resources included in the Explore Science: Let's Do Chemistry kit provide a great opportunity for informal science educators to participate in this year's National Chemistry Week in October. Celebrate "Chemistry Is Out of This World" and help to stimulate interest, sense of relevance, and feelings of self-efficacy about chemistry among public audiences.

Physical 2018 Explore Science: Let's Do Chemistry kit recipients

Digital kit

Digital versions of the 2018 Explore Science: Let's Do Chemistry kit will be available in September 2018 at

Online workshops

The NISE Network runs a series of free online workshops focused on helping partners share their work and learn from others in the Network. The aim of the online workshops is to increase the number of professional development opportunities available to our partners and create more channels for Network partners to learn from each other directly. View full details for upcoming online workshops and archived workshop recordings at

Online Workshop: Explore Science: Let’s Do Chemistry Kit & Celebrate National Chemistry Week (October 21-27, 2018)!

Tuesday, September 11, 2018

2-3 PM Eastern / 11 AM-12 PM Pacific

Join this workshop discussion for an introduction to the ChemAttitudes project and the Explore Science: Let’s Do Chemistry kit, including an overview of the hands-on activities, the professional development materials and resources, and tips for hosting an event during National Chemistry Week October 21-27, 2018. The 2018 theme for National Chemistry Week is "Chemistry Is Out of This World."

ChemAttitudes, a collaboration between the NISE Network and the American Chemical Society, has developed an engaging kit of hands-on chemistry activities shared with partners around the country and available for free download.


Online Workshop: Be Prepared: Safety Tips and Reminders for Museums Running Public Events, Including National Chemistry Week and Earth and Space Events (Recorded)

View online workshop recording and download resources

Learn more about National Chemistry Week


National Chemistry Week is a community based program of the American Chemical Society (ACS). This annual event unites ACS local sections, businesses, schools, and individuals in communicating the importance of chemistry to our quality of life.

About the project


This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant Number DRL 1612482. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the view of the National Science Foundation.