Science National Honor Society Hosts First Annual Mole Walk

October 17, 2012

In honor of Mole Day (A mole is a chemistry unit equal to 6.02 X 10^23 particles), the Science National Honor Society is hosting a 6.02 km mole walk on Tuesday, October 23 at 2:30 pm on campus. Entry is $6.02 and proceeds will go to buy science books for students less fortunate. Prizes will be awarded for first, second, and third place finishers. In addition, all participants will have the opportunity to earn bonus points in their science classes.

Mole Day is observed annually by chemists and chemistry enthusiasts each October 23 as a way to commemorate Avogadro’s Number (6.02 x 10^23). The day takes places during National Chemistry Week, celebrated this year during October 21-27.

In September the Science National Honor Society inducted twenty-nine new members, joining six returning members. Members must meet strict requirements of grade point average and science class enrollment to qualify for membership. In addition to hosting Mole Day activities, SNHS is active in tutoring, and running the school Science Fair in February and other science related events.

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