Make a Mole Project Ideas

Instructor: Christopher Muscato

Chris has a master's degree in history and teaches at the University of Northern Colorado.

As a creative and fun way to break up a unit on Avogadro's number, these projects ask student to make moles (the burrowing mammal) and encourage them to find unique ways to remember the chemical quantity.

Celebrating Mole Day in the Chemistry Classroom

Avogadro's number, a unit called a mole, is an essential quantity in the field of chemistry. To help students remember this number, many chemistry teachers recognize October 23 (10.23), starting at 6:02 a.m., as Mole Day. One great way to celebrate Mole Day is to have students make small moles (as in the burrowing mammal). Of course, this can be done any time of year--the make-a-mole project can help students remember the chemical quantity at any time, not just on Mole Day. The following ideas can help you find ways to incorporate this project into your classroom.

Make a Mole

The following ideas are focused on creating a mole that students can use to help them remember the concept of the mole in chemistry.

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