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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

Service Learning

Minor in Biochemistry

Minor in Chemistry


Register Your Class To Attend!

Reservations are required and can be made beginning Wednesday, April 1, 2015.
We have a wide variety of demonstration times to accomodate school schedules.

Beginning on Wednesday, April 1, please email Judi Jongekrijg at with School Name, Class Size, Day & Time of Session, Number of Students and Adults in your group. We will fill requests based on incoming emails and confirm back to you via email as well.

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.