• Mole Day

    What is Mole Day?

    Mole Day commemorates Avogadro's Number (6.02 x 10^23), which is a basic measuring unit in chemistry, and is celebrated annually on October 23 (10^23, 10/23) from 6:02 a.m. to 6:02 p.m. 


    Mole Day provides a great opportunity to promote the fun and importance of chemistry in our lives. Chemistry students in schools throughout the United States and around the world celebrate Mole Day with various activities related to chemistry and moles.

    Celebrated annually on October 23 from 6:02 a.m. to 6:02 p.m., Mole Day commemorates Avogadro's Number (6.02 x 1023), 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.

    We will celebrate Mole Day on October 22, Friday this year due to the crazy half day schedule.  change in due date for Mole day!!!  Now due October 22nd!  Why?  B/c the 1/2 days are being super shortened.  2 things due:  1.  bring mini mole of you  2.  bring freestyle project on Friday, Oct 22.  Please don't whine.  Thanks for being understanding.  No late projects accepted since we will only celebrate on this day.

    2 Things are due on Oct 22:

    1.  Bring your mini mole stuffed animal of yourself that represents you and your interests.
    2.  Freestyle project.  Must be clean, can't be food. NO POSTERS!

    Be creative, the possibilities are endless! This project will be graded and is due on Mole Day. No late projects will be accepted for credit.

    There is a pattern on our website to make your mini mole under "Docs for Chem A".

    Freestyle ideas:


    Mole Day Ideas

    Due Friday October 22, 2010

    Here are some ideas if you are stuck….

    Project # 1 Make a Mole Day Banner. Your banner can be made of

    paper or fabric. It must have the year and teacher’s name, and some type of

    phrase that encourages students to celebrate Mole Day. It must be creative and

    neat. A 3D  aspect to the banner is strongly encouraged. Your banner must be

    at least 2 meters in length.

    Project # 2 Write a Mole Day Song, Video or Poem. Your song or poem can

    be about any unit or concept we have discussed and/or learned in chemistry.

    The lyrics/words must be positive and school appropriate.  Your song must be at

    least 1 minute long and the lyrics typed and handed in. Poems should be at least

    50 words. You are encouraged to play an instrument or have some type of

    music with you.  Videos must be tested to see if they play in our classroom computer.

    Project # 3 Make a Mole Day scrap book. This scrap book must

    include at least 20 pictures with captions on each picture. The cover and pages

    need to be decorated in the Mole Day theme. This project will be due one week

    after Mole Day.

    Project # 4 Make a Mole Day power point. Your power point must

    include an intro to Mole Day (explaining what a mole and what Mole Day is) and

    a brief history. You must include at least 25 pictures from Mole Day along with

    an interview from a student on how he/she spent Mole Day. A small video of

    Mole Day should be included. You will be graded on complexity, creativity and

    organization of your power point.

    Project # 5 Make a Scrapbook about Avogadro’s Life.

    You must include information on his childhood all the way to adulthood. You

    must have a birth certificate, baby pictures, wedding certificate (if applicable) at

    least one high school report card with teacher comments and hobbies. Any

    accomplishments, diplomas, degrees, as it would be written in his obituary.

    Please include, newspaper article about one of his accomplishments and

    anything else he is famous for. This scrap book must look authentic! 



    See the following links for more ideas and some Mole Day fun!
    Go to our home page and check out the new link for Mole day.  Listen to Mole day on NPR: http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=6355951

    Official National Mole Day Foundation Website

    Find out all about Mole Day here!


    Who is Amadeo Avogadro?


    Mole Day Greeting E-Cards

    A scientist named Avogadro invented a unit of measurement called the Mole!

    Mole Day is celebrated to honor him and to popularize chemistry! But you can

    ignore those technical details and send these fun cards to everybody you

    share a special 'chemistry' with to make them 'rock n mole'! Send Free

    Online Greeting Cards to your friends, teachers, family and classmates!


    Play the game, Who Wants to be a Mole-ionaire!


    Play the Whack-a-Mole Game

    mole day video 

    happy mole day song