Category Archives: Food Science

American Association for the Advancement of Sciences Resources for Teachers


Great resources by AAAS for teachers:   My favorite was this one:  Scorpion Hunters
They are developing teaching materials and linking them to Science Net Link:   click on their collections.  This is the best clearing house of great materials for your classrooms.  It is all free and you do not have to join AAAS.

Hacking your Taste Buds “Party in a box” celebration for the 10th Anniversary of ACS ChemClubs

Sign up your chemclub for the the Party in the Box on November 16. 2015



This year the American Chemical Society will be organizing a ChemClub Party in the Box event.  ACS will be sending the little box with goodies to the clubs that register for the party, and on November 16, 2015 ACS will be broadcasting some fun activities via You Tube while members of the local ChemClubs will join us here at the ACS as we celebrate 10 years of ChemClubs. The link to register your chemclub is below:

Social Media Correspondent wanted for American Chemical Society National Meeting in Boston, August 16-17

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As part of the American Chemical Society (ACS) fall meeting in Boston later this month, the K-12 education division will host a two-day HS chemistry teacher’s program August 16-17.  The program includes workshops, resource sharing, and networking specifically designed for HS teachers.   The American Association of Chemistry Teachers (AACT) is looking for a chemistry teacher attendee to serve as our social media correspondent.  The purpose of the AACT social media correspondent is to share learning experiences and insight about the days’ programs and takeaways with teachers in the ACCT community who couldn’t attend the live program. The correspondent would be responsible for attending both days (August 16-17) of HS day programming while sharing the events of the days via live social media tweets & posts.  Post-meeting they would be responsible for writing a post for the AACT blog which summarizes their experience at the event.

As compensation, AACT will cover the $100 registration fee plus $50 (for current AACT members), -or- cover the $100 registration fee and provide a free AACT membership for nonmembers.

What we’re looking for:

+A current AACT HS teacher member -or- HS chemistry teacher interested in becoming an AACT member

+A currently active Twitter & Facebook user; comfortable using hashtags, attaching images, and using features of both social media platforms.

+Enjoys writing, and can commit to a 400-600 word blog post by August. 27

Please email Nicolle at if you’re interested.  I’m happy to answer any questions or provide more details!

If interested, contact:

Nicolle DiPasquale | Digital Content Editor   American Association of Chemistry Teachers  American Chemical Society

202.872.4428 |
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Ben Burtt Lecture Series – June 3

Awards and Demo Show – FREE

June 3:  Dinner 6-7 pm Awards will start at 6:30 pm and Demo Show from 7 – 8 pm.  Liquid Nitrogen Ice Cream and Cupcakes to follow the demo show.

Informational Flyer:  Ben Burtt Lecture Series Flyer

Link to Register for Food:

Illustrated Poem Contest Winners 2015

The American Chemical Society has sponsored an Illustrated Poem Contest for the past twelve years celebrating Earth Day through an incredible interdisciplinary project incorporating art, English and science. This year, the Central New York Section had 405 poems submitted for the Chemists Celebrate Earth Day Illustrated Poem Contest 2015 with the theme “Climate Science—More Than Just A Weather Report!” from the following schools and school districts:

Auburn, Bishop Ludden, Baldwinsville, Bridgeport, Cazenovia, Cicero North Syracuse, East Syracuse Minoa, Jamesville-Dewitt, Fabius-Pompey, Fayetteville-Manlius, Liverpool, Onondaga Central, Pembroke, Red Creek, Syracuse Hebrew Day School, and Westhill.


The winners of the Chemists Celebrate Earth Day Illustrated Poem Contest for the Central New York Section of the American Chemical Society are:

Kindergarten-2nd Grade Division: Madison Musso, a second grader from Genesee Elementary School, Auburn, NY. Madison’s teacher is Rhonda Altman.

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3rd-5th Grade Division: Kiru Morrissette, a fifth grader from Syracuse Hebrew Day School, Dewitt, NY. Kiru’s teacher is Melissa Neri.

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6th-8th Grade Division: Alyssa Barnaba, an 8th grader from Theodore Durgee Jr. High School, Baldwinsville, NY. Alyssa’s teacher is Jill Gravante.

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9th-12th Grade Division: Katherine Babcock, a 12th grader from East Syracuse Minoa Central High School. Katherine’s teacher is Nancy Dafoe.

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