Mole Day

What is Mole Day?

Celebrated annually on October 23 from 6:02 a.m. to 6:02 p.m., Mole Day commemorates Avogadro's Number (6.02 x 10^23), which is a basic measuring unit in chemistry. Mole Day was created as a way to foster interest in chemistry. Schools throughout the United States and around the world celebrate Mole Day with various activities related to chemistry and/or moles.

For a given molecule, one mole is a mass (in grams) whose number is equal to the atomic mass of the molecule. For example, the water molecule has an atomic mass of 18, therefore one mole of water weighs 18 grams. An atom of neon has an atomic mass of 20, therefore one mole of neon weighs 20 grams. In general, one mole of any substance contains Avogadro's Number of molecules or atoms of that substance. This relationship was first discovered by Amadeo Avogadro (1776-1858) and he received credit for this after his death.

Mole Day Extra Credit:

You may make or design 3 projects for our Mole Day Celebration on 1/10


1. A Food item such as Guacamole, Hot Tamoles, etc (you cannot get all 15 points from this)

2. A Stuffed Animal Mole

(Ignore the due date, I stole this from another teacher.)

3. Write a Mole Day song

4. Make Mole Day "campaign signs“

5. Make Mole Day greeting cards

6. Mole costume

7. Decorate with Mole-biles

8. Write a Mole Day poem, story, or cartoon

9. Make a Mole Day flag

10. Make a mole pinata

11. Photoshop with moles

12. Movie Posters

13. Other ideas mentioned in class

14. Other ideas ok'd with Mr. Studenny

*Students can earn up to 15 points Extra Credit (5 points per project)*