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In partnership with American Chemical Society
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Thurs.–Fri., Oct 22–23, 2020
Grades 3–12

Registration is now closed. Please check out our other upcoming virtual STEM events!

Celebrate National Chemistry Week with ChemFest! Chemistry is not limited to beakers and laboratories; it is all around us! Learn more about how chemistry is used in the workplace and in everyday life.

ChemFest will be held as a digital event in 2020, with Science Center staff and American Chemical Society partners broadcasting chemistry demonstrations and career conversations directly into the classroom. 

Get sticky with this year's theme, "Sticking with Chemistry: Glues & Adhesives!"

Activities will include: 

  • Interview with a virologist from UPMC studying potential vaccines for COVID-19
  • Live demonstrations from our theaters team
  • Educational videos from ALCOSAN, Sherwin Williams, PPG, and Covestro
  • Career Connections interviews with staff from PPG, Pfizer, and the Society of Women Engineers

This year’s virtual event is free! Your classroom admission fee has been underwritten through the generosity of the American Chemical Society.

Please note: This program is for classrooms that are meeting in person. We are unable to deliver this content directly to students learning at home.

See what educators are saying about ChemFest!

“ChemFest was fabulous! Thank you so much for a great day for the students! They really enjoyed it. Looking forward to more virtual fieldtrips!! THANKS!”
New Kensington Arnold School District teacher

“First of all, I'd like to personally thank you for making ChemFest happen for my 4th and 5th graders. They loved it, they did experiments, and wrote a reflection. The teachers were very pleased as well.”
Ambridge School District teacher

In partnership with American Chemical Society
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