Demonstrate Science

LVACS chemists make science come alive with demonstration tables at schools and civic institutions. It's also a great way for young chemists such as college students to 'give back' what they have already learned and help the community to understand how chemistry impacts their daily lives. Would you like to be the chemist for fascinated kids and their parents? Extract DNA from strawberries? Make edible waterpods? It's fun and mind-opening.

Are you a community member in the PA counties of Berks, Schuylkill, Carbon, Lehigh, Northampton, Monroe or Warren NJ looking for a chemical professional to demonstrate science for your group and talk about the chemical profession? Please contact us!

Here's an example of a recent science fair we attended. 

Chemistry Fun with the Berks Chem Society
Please join in for "Chemistry Fun with the Berks Chem Society" on BCTV. The pilot aired Feb. 26, 2021 @ 11 am with different ways, and different things to use, to make a home made battery with special guest, battery expert Robert Coller from Enersys, Reading, PA. We will be posting supply lists so you can experiment with us LIVE on future episodes! So stayed tuned!
BCTV is Comcast Reading Channel 2, Comcast-Southern Berks Channel 965, and Service Electric Channel 19.


Da Vinci Science Center

The Lehigh Valley section is an active partner with our local science museum, Da Vinci Science Center of Allentown, in "Bringing Science to Life and Lives to Science." Da Vinci's mission meshes splendidly with ACS' mission of "Chemistry for Life" thus making our collaboration truly synergistic. You'll find LVACS chemists celebrating National Chemistry Week (NCW) and Chemists Celebrate Earth Week (CCEW) here every year! In 2020, LVACS was honored by Da Vinci with its Grand Maestro Award in recognition of its substantial contributions to the scientific community and the Center.

Here's what we did for "Marvelous Metals" (NCW 2019).

Here's what happened during CCEW 2019: "Take Note: The Chemistry of Paper."

CCEW 2021

April 18–24, 2021 CCEW Theme: “Reducing Our Footprint with Chemistry”

For years, chemists have been promoting a better world through recyclable plastics, cleaner-burning fuels, phosphate-free detergents, environmental monitoring, and green chemistry initiatives. To promote the positive role that chemistry plays in the world, ACS established the Chemists Celebrate Earth Week (CCEW) public awareness campaign. During CCEW, ACS members and chemistry enthusiasts celebrate by coordinating events and communicating the importance of chemistry. 

Read more about CCEW 2021:

Our 2021 CCEW plan is just being formulated: have some ideas for virtual programs that can help us focus on the theme of using chemistry to reduce our carbon footprint? Let us know! Our CCEW Coordinator, Lindsey Welch, will be glad to assist in identifying supporting resources from ACS.

Useful resources on planning a virtual event:

CCEW Coordinator, Lindsey Welch

Join the fun!

We're always looking for volunteers for a wide variety of outreach events...and each year we award a worthy Volunteer of the Year. Just give us a shout and we'll give you your chemistry magic wand! 

National Chemistry Week / Chemists Celebrate Earth Week Coordinator:
Lindsey Welch,
Da Vinci Science Center Coordinator:
Nigel Sanders,
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