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NESACS Celebrates IYC at Hanover Day

Saturday June 25, 2011
Town Commons, Hanover, Massachusetts 

On June 25, 2011, from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m., citizens of Hanover, Massachusetts, and their friends celebrated Hanover Day. The Northeastern Section of the American Chemical Society:  NESACS  reserved a table as a civic organization in order to introduce the denizens of the South Shore to the International Year of Chemistry.  The organizer of the event, Prof. Christine Jaworek-Lopes of Emmanuel College, Boston, performed hands-on science activities at the table alongside her students garbed in chemistry t-shirts. 

The activities involved:
•    Making a UV detector bracelet and discussing why we use sunscreen;

UV sensitive beads - discussion about wearing sunscreen and testing the UV protectiveness of different windows at home
goldenrod paper - The goldenrod paper is colored with a dye which is an acid-base indicator. It turns bright red in bases (eg. solutions of ammonia, baking soda or washing soda) and golden-yellow in …