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Community Outreach and Education:
Chem Demonstration Program - 5th & 6th Grade

Enhance your Chemistry Education With Your Students!

louters experimentMake chemistry come alive to your 5th and 6th grade students through a series of highly visual chemical demonstrations at this exciting program.

Professors Larry Louters engages students in several chemical experiments and explains the science behind the demonstrations at a level that upper elementary students understand. Our program offers a great opportunity to blend your classroom chemistry curriculum with a visual translation of these chemical concepts.

Professor Louters is one of Calvin's most-beloved professors and presented at Calvin's high-profiled January Series by "demonstrating the wonders of chemistry: discovering God's majesty in the minuscule". Professor Louters earned Calvin's Professor of the Year and the Presidential Award for Exemplary Teaching as well one of The Princeton Review Best 300 Professors.


This dynamic 75-minute program is free and is offered for ten sessions in May in the Gezon Auditorium at Calvin College. All local school groups and the home school community are invited to attend.



thank you card Student Comments on our Program

"The experiments you did for us were amazing!"

"I really liked it when you set the rag and methane bubbles on fire. That was the best field trip of the year!"

"I'm really into chemistry now!"

thank you note"My friends and I had a great time with the exploding balloons, glowing tubes and fire."

"My favorite part was when you turned the fire all different colors."


Contact Information

Judi Jongekrijg
Calvin College
Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry
616-526-8801
jaj25@calvin.edu

Service Learning

Minor in Biochemistry

Minor in Chemistry

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Register Your Class To Attend!

Reservations are required and can be made beginning Monday, March 30, 2015.
We have a wide variety of demonstration times to accomodate school schedules.

Beginning Monday, March 30, please contact email Judi Jongekrijg at jaj25@calvin.edu with your school name, class size and preferred day and session time and we will fill your request based on incoming emails.

2015 Schedule

Monday, May 18
10:00 a.m. – 11:15 a.m.
12:30 p.m. – 1:45 p.m.

Tuesday, May 19
9:30 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.
12:30 p.m. – 1:45 p.m.

Wednesday, May 20
9:30 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.
11:30 a.m. – 12:45 p.m.

Thursday, May 21
10:00 a.m. – 11:15 a.m.
12:30 p.m. – 1:45 p.m.

Friday, May 22
9:30 a.m. –10:45 a.m.
11:30 a.m. – 12:45 p.m.