Join us for the 33rd Chemistry Day at the Kalamazoo Valley Museum for "Marvelous Metals!" Local chemists from colleges, universities, and companies come together to explore with our visitors how chemistry is part of our everyday lives. Museum visitors of all ages will enjoy learning about chemistry in a fun and exciting way.
Chemists from KVCC, WMU, K-College, Kalexsyn, Perrigo, Kalsec, and Pfizer will be conducting hands-on experiments in mixing slime, learning how to clean pennies, turning pennies from copper to gold, exploring the properties of magic sand, making instant snow, playing with density bottles, making a chemical traffic light, discovering how things glow in the dark, and watching liquid nitrogen and dry ice demonstrations. Exciting demonstrations related to metals include finding iron in cereal, learning how oil spills are being cleaned up using magnets, figuring out how metal detectors work, and learning more about the colors of fireworks and metals.