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The American Chemical Society (ACS) is a nonprofit organization chartered by the U.S. Congress. With more than 164,000 members, ACS is the world’s largest scientific society and a global leader in providing access to chemistry-related research. The ACS has a large collection of educational videos, many through its popular Bytesize Science series. The Bytesize Science series uncovers the chemistry in everyday life, featuring hands-on demos of scientific phenomena, cutting-edge research, interviews with scientific leaders and episodes highlighting the chemistry behind popular foods, products and discoveries that improve people’s lives around the world.

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Safe in the Sun
  • Personal and Community Health
  • MS, HS
Test the strength of UV rays and the effectiveness of sunscreen with a special color-changing card from ACS.
Urine the Know
  • Personal and Community Health
  • MS, HS
Test the amount of glucose in different liquids with urinalysis strips from the pharmacy. Activities related to the testing of urine for different...
The Fate of Calcium Carbonate
  • Physical Science
  • K-2, 3-5, MS
Calcium carbonate is a chemical found in eggshells, seashells, and many other materials. Observe how calcium carbonate reacts with common liquids.
It's a Gas
  • Physical Science
  • K-2, 3-5, MS
Some chemical reactions make things that we can’t see. So how do we know something is there? See for yourself.
Oxygen - The 21% Solution
  • Physical Science
  • K-2, 3-5
Did you know oxygen causes things to rust? Well… sort of. Observe this rusting chemical reaction to see how oxygen gets used up.
Rust—The Crust That Makes Stuff Bust
  • Physical Science
  • K-2, 3-5, MS
Discover which materials make steel wool rust.
Disappearing Statues
  • Physical Science
  • K-2, 3-5
Find out how acid rain breaks down materials.
Heat Up to Some Cool Reactions
Try these activities to see how chemical reactions can heat things up and cool them down.
From Goo to Glue
Be a glue scientist and invent the stickiest glue.
Recrystallizing Crystals
Dissolving and recrystallizing can help you see similarities and differences in substances.