Chemistry Club Giving Demos at Family Fun Fest

Posted on 3/21/2012 9:05:50 PM

The Student Affiliate American Chemical Society (ACS Club) of IUP’s Department of Chemistry will participate in the ninth annual Family Fun Fest at the Indiana Mall on Saturday, March 24, 2012.

On March 24, several members of IUP's ACS club will be on hand from 10:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m. at the Indiana Mall to give chemical demonstrations to local children and their families. The students will show small-scale experiments of “fun” reactions, including Mentos and soda, acid-base reactions, and a home-made lava lamp, and they will explain the chemical principles behind these reactions.

Family Fun Fest, now in its ninth year, provides information and entertainment for area children and their families. Representatives from scores of local organizations, musicians, and other entertainers will have tables and information booths throughout the mall. The ACS club will have a table in the exit hallway near Bon Ton. This years Fest theme is S.C.I.E.N.C.E. — Seek, Create, Inquire, Explore, Navigate, Change the world, Experiment.