EXTRA! EXTRA! Extra credit that is -

Make a stuffed mole-here is how:

Molennium instructions.pdf
Molennium pattern.pdf 

Make sure your mole has a personality, a name and write (type) a short story about your mole. The more effort you put in - more extra credit you will earn.

Extra credit due Tuesday 5/31/2011

National Mole day October 23rd

happy mole day!


MOLE DAY 10/23 @ 6.02 am/pm

Can you believe that some people have never heard of celebrating mole day?

Scientists and students around the  world celebrate Mole Day with various activities related to chemistry and/or moles.

 Mole Day is celebrated annually on October 23 from 6:02 a.m. to 6:02 p.m. in honor of  Avogadro's Number (6.02 x 1023)


 So why is a mole a chemist's best friend? 

Well, atoms and molecules are so very small that the only way you can measure how many are in a small quantity of matter is to use a new unit, which we call a mole, abbreviated mol. It is the chemist's version of a dozen, only our mole is equal to 6.02 x 1023! That's a little more than 6 followed by 23 zeroes! And that's the number of molecules found in 18 milliliters of water, or 12 grams of carbon, or 32 grams of oxygen gas, and so on. So, we can say that in one mole of H2O (water) there are 2 moles of hydrogen atoms and one mole of oxygen atoms. We have to make all measurements in grams (or liters) of matter, but all calculations must be done in terms of moles. Yes, I know I've lost many of you; just trust me that we must utilize this concept to understand what is going on in our study of the behavior of matter.

Because the mole is a tough concept for many to get, we teachers try to bring a little fun into the classroom by referring to the animal. There is a National Mole Day Foundation, Inc. that promotes the celebration of National Mole Day on October 23, from 6:02 a.m. until 6:02 p.m. annually.

Send a Mole day greeting card click here


"Mole Day is fun, because chemistry is such a serious and challenging subject.  For one day a year, we get to be a little silly, have fun, and get the you excited about chemistry.

Let's celebrate - Be creative - bring to class on Tuesday 10/23 any of the following: Bowl of guaca-mole, or pie a la mole, or molecake, or mole cookies......., any other ideas? Let me know Monday!


EXTRA! EXTRA! Extra credit that is - make a stuffed mole-here is how:

Molennium instructions.pdf
Molennium pattern.pdf 

In addition to above, you need to name your mole and write (type) a short story (about 1 page) about your mole.

Extra credit due Tuesday 5/31/2011