Chemistry's in the forecast for National Chemistry Week

October 28, 1999

Fun facts for weather segments, with a focus on these natural insulators

Whether the weather's good or bad, most people turn to polymers for protection - and polymers are the focus of this year's National Chemistry Week, November 7-13. Both natural and synthetic polymers are natural insulators and are in lots of the products we use to protect ourselves in bad whether, from Teflon in sports gear and plastics in umbrellas and sunglasses to acrylic fibers in jackets. In nature, the same is true - you'll find polymers in animal fur and feathers.

Thousands of children and chemists across the U.S. will gather the week of November 7 to celebrate National Chemistry Week, now in its 12th year, sponsored by the world's largest scientific society, the American Chemical Society. Your viewers and listeners can find out more about National Chemistry Week by logging on to the Web at

Here are more chemistry facts about the weather to round out the week: is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to