Local students unleash a genie and make elephant toothpaste

November 07, 1999

National Chemistry Week
Washington, DC
November 10, 1999

WHO: 50 fifth and sixth grade students from Stevens Elementary School, Wash., D.C.; Chemistry students and their teacher, Mr. Nusret Hisim from Walkersville High School, Frederick County, Md; American Chemical Society volunteers.

WHAT: Walkersville High School students will conduct a demonstration show and the Stevens Elementary School students will participate in many hands-on chemistry activities. Students will investigate the unexpected: how to make toothpaste for elephants, unleash a genie and see what happens when chemists mix glue and borax.

WHERE:WHEN: Wednesday, November 10th
This event is being held in celebration of National Chemistry Week (as featured in Sunday's Parade Magazine), a nationwide program of the American Chemical Society, the world's largest scientific society, to enhance the public's awareness of the contributions that chemistry makes to society and our everyday lives.

News media are welcome to attend the event. For more information contact Hillarie Fogel, Office of Communications, at 202-872-4371.
A nonprofit organization with a membership of nearly 159,000 chemists and chemical engineers, the American Chemical Society publishes scientific journals and databases, convenes major research conferences, and provides educational, science policy and career programs in chemistry. Its main offices are in Washington, D.C., and Columbus, Ohio. (http://www.acs.org)

American Chemical Society

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