This year’s theme, “Sticking with Chemistry” was all about adhesion phenomena, natural and man-made. From how geckos walk across ceilings to the chemistry of superglues and Post-It note adhesives, we investigated what makes things stick together (or not) and even made our own glue (from milk) and evaluate its performance by a simple adhesion test. We also learned about the importance of wetting of the surfaces we’re trying to bind together by the glue and what adhesive ‘tackiness’ means and how to measure it.
NCW 2020 "socially-distanced" kick-off event, in cooperation with the BrickLIVE-Ocean outdoor exhibit at Da Vinci Science Center, Saturday, October 17th.
Once again, we had our illustrated poetry competition: take a look at the 'sticky' rhymes that were sent to us electronically. This year's winner is Margaret Władysławski for her “Gecko” poem with second place going to Quan Hoang of Muhlenberg HS for “Chemical Bonds”!
More information about NCW 2020 can be found on the National ACS website and by contacting our NCW Coordinator, Lindsey Welch email@example.com.