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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, Herb Fynewever and Chad Tatko engage students in several chemical experiments and explain 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.

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.

Professor Louters receives Calvin's highest accolade!
Presidential Award for Exemplarary Teacher.
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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

Service Learning

Minor in Biochemistry

Minor in Chemistry


Register Your Class To Attend!

Reservations are required and can be made beginning Tuesday, April 1, 2014.
Please note we have a variety of demonstration times to accomodate school schedules.

Beginning April 1st, please contact Judi Jongekrijg at with school name, class size and preferred day and session.

2014 Schedule

Monday, May 19
10:00 a.m. – 11:15 a.m.
12:30 p.m. – 1:45 p.m.

Tuesday, May 20
9:30 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.
12:30 p.m. – 1:45 p.m.

Wednesday, May 21
9:30 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.
11:30 a.m. – 12:45 p.m.

Thursday, May 22
10:00 a.m. – 11:15 a.m.
12:30 p.m. – 1:45 p.m.

Friday, May 23
9:30 a.m. –10:45 a.m.
11:30 a.m. – 12:45 p.m.