National Mole Day begins at 6:02 a.m. on 10/23 and ends on the same day at 6:02 p.m. This is significant since 1 mole of anything is 6.02 x 1023 things (just like 1 dozen = 12 things). The following activities are intended to show that chemistry can be fun!
1. Write a paragraph answering
the questions: Who was Amedeo Avogadro? What was his hypothesis? (3 pts) Don’t
do this one!!!
2. Make a .5 mole aluminum foil sculpture of a mole(the critter). The sculpture will be checked and weighed for the grade. (3 pts)
3. Solve 2 of the following mole problems. All work must be presented neatly. (4 pts each)
4. Name the mole in Beatrix Potter’s books. (2 pts)
5. Translate “Mole” 4 ways: French, German, Spanish and Latin (3 pts)
6. Use the online mole pattern and create a stuffed mole. Turn in completed mole. Sorry, the mole will not be returned. (10 pts)
7. Write an original mole joke. 3 examples follow: (2 pts)
8. Consume 1 mole of water in Mr. Hanson’s presence. (1 pt)
9. If you alone or you and a friend sing one of the mole songs in class on Mole Day you will receive 5 pts as an individual or 3 pts each as a duet. (3-5 pts)
10. Make a poster promoting Mole Day, October 23, to be placed around the school. Posters are due 10/21. (5 pts)
11. Other mole project such as mole-toons, CD case with mole parody song list, create a mole song and sing the song to the class, etc. (get approval before you begin the project. Points will be assessed according to difficulty.) (3-10 pts)
You may complete as many of the activities you wish, adding up to a total point value of 20 pts.