Oct 23rd, 2020 — Chemistry

Celebrate Mole Day with Chemistry Demos!

Celebrate Mole Day with chemistry experiments or our student-friendly Mole Day video

October 23rd is Mole Day! Celebrated annually from 6:02 am to 6:02 pm by chemistry educators, students and enthusiasts around the globe, Mole Day commemorates Avogadro’s Number (6.02 x 1023). Every chemistry educator has had students ask, “What is a mole?” And Mole Day is the perfect opportunity for students to explore this question through simple experimentation.  

The mole is one of the most basic measurement units of chemistry. One mole of a substance contains 6.02 x 1023 molecules or atoms of that substance, and the mass of a single mole of substance is known as its molar mass. The development of the mole and molar masses was paramount to advancing chemistry, because it created a common unit of measurement across the periodic table.

Many chemistry educators use Mole Day to enthuse their students about chemistry with various mole activities. This year, the PASCO Live team celebrated Mole Day with live demonstrations and student-friendly discussions about the science behind the mole. Given the current climate, we understand educators may not have the resources, time or ability to highlight Mole Day with hands-on activities. If you’re looking for a quick and easy way to celebrate Mole Day in your chemistry class, the Mole Day Demos video is a ready-to-use solution for in-class, hybrid and distance learning models. Please feel free to use it in your course. Happy Mole Day from PASCO!