National Chemistry Week is October 21-27, 2007
From the website of the American Chemical Society:
National Chemistry Week (NCW) is a community-based program of the Office of Community Activities. This annual event unites ACS local section, businesses, schools, and individuals in communicating the importance of chemistry to our quality of life. Start with these resources and then explore the rest of our pages, below.
The University of Liverpool, Department of Chemistry offers over 300 biographies of famous chemists here.
HEM Columnist Kathy Ceceri recently wrote to tell me that she has started a new blog, Home Chemistry. The blog description states:
This is the year I have decided to finally tackle lab science with my
homeschooled kids (14 and 11). Despite horrendous memories of my own
experience in public high school chem (mostly centered around
experiments that didnâ€™t work and savvier classmates who made out their
observation charts first, then invented the data to fit), Iâ€™m hoping
that — freed of state testing requirements and other barriers to having
fun — we’ll all get to enjoy the excitement of science without the angst.