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PostPosted: Tue Oct 23, 2007 3:35 am
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Mole Day is an unofficial holiday celebrated among chemists in North America on October 23, between 6:02 AM and 6:02 PM, making the date 6:02 10/23 in the American style of writing dates. The time and date are derived from the Avogadro constant, which is approximately 6.022×1023, defining the number of particles (atoms or molecules) in a mole, one of the seven base SI units.

Many high schools around the United States and in Canada celebrate Mole Day as a way to get their students interested in chemistry. Paula Lundin, a chemistry teacher at Gladstone High School in Gladstone, Michigan, has provided a number of sample activities for her students. Examples include "Scavenger Hunt - Create a list of household items but use chemistry terms for the items you want. Such as: Something that contains NaHCO3," or "Write a Mole Day poem, story, or cartoon." Some teachers also have the class make mole themed craft projects.
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