The following is an e-mail I received from the ACS Kids & Chemistry Program Manager. I'm re-posting it here to spread the word. If you know any chemistry school teachers who might benefit from this program, please forward them the relevant info.

With the support of a grant from the National Science Foundation and the National Institutes of Health, the American Chemical Society has developed a science activity kit for teachers to use with their students. This kit, titled Chemistry: Investigating your World, is being mailed to teachers who request it and meet the following criteria:

•               They plan to use the kit with a minimum of twelve 4th-8th grade students.

•               They request that the kit be sent to a school address within the continental United States.

Do you know a teacher who should know about this free chemistry kit?

If so, please forward the information below.

Request a FREE Science Activity Kit to celebrate the International Year of Chemistry 2011!

Although it’s now 2012, Chemistry: Investigating Your World kits are still available.  The kit is designed with enough materials for multiple classes of 12 to 32 students, working in groups of 4. The activities, reading level, and content are appropriate for students in fourth through eighth grades.

Request a kit at

Using the lessons in the kit, students will see demonstrations and do hands-on activities while investigating clues of chemical change, including:

·         Production of a gas

·         Formation of a precipitate

·         Color Change

·         Change in temperature

Check out the four lessons to find out how meeting scientists around the world, investigating clues of chemical change, and real-life applications make learning chemistry relevant and fun. Then be sure to request your free kit as soon as possible. Supplies are limited!