Mole Day: October 23
How to Celebrate Chemistry's Greatest Holiday: Mole Day
October 23 is Mole Day! It is the day we celebrate the mole. No, not mole the animal, and not mole the congenital growth; not mole the sauce, or even mole the spy. Mole Day celebrates the mole that is a SI unit measuring the quantity of a substance. And, scientists (who are known for letting loose and partying) have a great time on Mole Day.
So let loose, you chemistry freaks, and have a day filled with pun.
So, What Is Mole Day?
Explanation of Chemistry's Most Cherished Holiday
Mole Day is an unofficial holiday celebrated scientists, specifically chemists on October 23, between 6:02am and 6:02pm.
The holiday day celebrates the mole, a scientific unit measuring the quantity of a substance which is used in chemistry. The term mole is likely derived from the german word MolekÃ¼l meaning molecule. The first usage in English dates from 1897, in a work translated from German.Some sources place the date of first usage in English as 1902.
The date and time of Mole Day is a direct result of Avogadro's constant which defines the number of particles (atoms or molecules) in a mole. Avogadro's constant is 6.02 Ã 10^23.
Mole Day is widely celebrated, predominatly in educational institutions, and is quite a tradition in High Schools in the United States and Canada. One of the great traditions of Mole Day is the pun, and the dorkier the better. It is science after all, we embrace dorky.
Last Year's Theme: Molar Eclipse - Happy Mole Day To You!
A Molar Eclipse of the Heart!
Mole Day Links - Great Mole Day Resources
Moles Moles Moles
Mole Day Recipes - Mole Day Foods
Bringing a snack to the party? Then you need a festive food. These are a few ideas for what to bring:
- Anything with carmel
- Molasses Cookies
or anything else with Molasses
aka Pie-a-la-mole. Try any pie recipe you like, or give this Chemical Pie recipe a whirl.
- Mole Sauce
This is a traditional Mexican sauce - pronounced mol-lay.
plus it's made with avocado (Avogadro)!
- Anything with Avocado
(play on Avogadro)
- Dirt Cake
Accessorize with a mole - perhaps print one and attach to a Popsicle stick that you stick in. You could even make individual dirt cupcakes and add the mole with a toothpick.
- A Jello Mold
aka Jello Mole
- Mulberry Pie or Mulberry Muffins
This little mole will help your classroom celebrate Mole Day with style!
Buy this mole to celebrate Mole Day with you, or give him away as a prize at your Mole Day party.
Stop Moletion Animation - Very Cool Mole Day Project Done in Stop Motion Animation
Featuring a Molar Bear, a Mollet, and a Molestache!
Mole Day Sewing & Knitting - Patterns & Instructions For Making a Mole
This is the classic Mole Day Project: Make a Mole. These are the basic instructions to make a few different varieties. Once you have a mole, you have to give it personality.
One molement please!
If you are making a mole for Mole Day and need ideas for a theme for it, or if you are making a Mole Day video, consider these ideas for mole characters. If you think of any other great ideas, put them in the guestbook at the bottom of the page.
Nicki Molaj (Nicki Minaj)
Bruno Moles (Bruno Mars)
Holy Moly (priest, nun, rabbi, ...)
Molechael Jackson (Michael Jackson)
Angelina Molie (Angelina Jolie)
Marilyn Moleroe (Marilyn Monroe) plus she has a mole!
The Mole-sen Twins (the Olsen Twins)
Cheech Mole-in (Cheech Marin)
Drew Barrymole (Drew Barrymore)
Moley Cyrus / Hanna Moletana (Miley Cyrus / Hanna Montana)
Napoleon Dynamole (Napoleon Dynamite)
Beyonce Moles (Beyonce Knowles)
Molechael Phelps (Michael Phelps)
Moley Ringwald (Molly Ringwald)
Demi Mole (Demi Moore)
Eli Moling (Eli Manning) / Peyton Moling (Peyton Manning)
David Letermole (David Letterman)
Tim MolGraw (Tim McGraw)
Natalie Portmole (Natalie Portman)
The Little Mermole (The Little Mermaid)
2014 Mole Day Theme
Mole Day Songs
Mole Clipart & Printables
You can find some clipart you can use to decorate your classroom, or to add to a poster or other project here:
- Mole Clipart
- Printable Mole Mask
Just print and cut out.
- The Mole coloring pages on Coloring-Book.info
16 The Mole printable coloring pages for kids. Find on coloring-book thousands of coloring pages.
- Moles coloring pages / sheets | Super Coloring
Printable coloring pages of cartoons, nature, animals, human activity, and more.
Pledge of Allegiance
When saying the pledge of allegiance to the U.S. flag, one faces the flag. If no flag is present, one should face our nation's capitol, Washington D.C. When saying the pledge to the mole, a real mole is usually not present. So, one should bend over and face the earth!
I pledge allegiance to the mole, and to the science from which it comes, one SI unit, extremely divisible, with micromoles and millimoles for all.
(By: R. Thomas Myers - Kent State University, Kent, OH)
I pledge allegiance to the mole, to the International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry, and to the atomic mass for which it stands, one number, most divisible, with atoms and molecules for all.
(By: Sylvia Cooper - Morgantown High School, Morgantown, WV)
aka: Avogadro's theory, Avogadro's hypothesis
Avogadro's Law is a principle stated in 1811 by the Italian chemist Amedeo Avogadro (1776-1856). (That's the handsome Avogadro to the right.)
"equal volumes of gases at the same temperature and pressure contain the same number of molecules regardless of their chemical nature and physical properties".
This number (Avogadro's number) is 6.023 X 1023.
It is the number of molecules of any gas present in a volume of 22.41 L and is the same for the lightest gas (hydrogen) as for a heavy gas such as carbon dioxide or bromine.
Avogadro's number (conventionally represented by N' in chemical calculations) is now considered to be the number of atoms present in 12 grams of the carbon-12 isotope (one mole of carbon 12) and can be applied to any type of chemical entity.
Why is the mole significant? What can we do with it?
Send A Mole Day Greeting Card
- Mole Day Greeting Cards, Mole Day Ecards, Mole Day Cards From 123Greetings.com
Hey, it's Mole Day ! A day to celebrate Chemistry and remember the creator of the mole concept, Amedeo Avogadro. It's just another fun reason to share a smile with those you share a special 'chemistry' with.
Creative Mole Day Projects
Put together a mole puppet show with a stuffed puppet like these, or paper moles on a stick.
Mini puppet show!
You could do a Mole Day puppet show with this little guy. Maybe you could add a Bunsen & Beaker puppet to interact with him.
Ideas for Creative Mole Day Projects
Be bold and creative with your project
- Create a Mole Day board game: Mole-opoly, a Chemisty Land (Candy Land), etc.
- Write an original Mole Day song
- Make a chemistry mole-bile to hang from the ceiling
- Scavenger Hunt - Create a list of household items using the chemical compound. Such as: Something that contains NaHCO3
- Write a Mole Day poem - Ode to the Mole
- Create a Mole Day comic book
- Design a Mole Day flag - hold a flag raising at the school's flagpole.
- Create a fake newspaper with all articles chemistry or mole related. Include some made up articles, ads, obituaries, movie reviews, etc
Mole Day Video Project Ideas
Make a video as your Mole Day Project
- Mole Day Spoof - spoof a movie or TV show. For instance, Mole Day the movie, as spoof of Groundhog Day.
- Mole Day Man on the Street - acting like a reporter, as random people Mole Day questions.
- Mole Day Daily Show Corespondent - do a news report in the style of Comedy Central's The Daily Show (keep it clean)
- Mole Day Game Show - Wheel of Fortune, Price is Right, Are You Smarter Than a 9th Grade Chemistry Student?
- Mole Day Reality Show - spoof a reality show (maybe the Mole?) by having scientific characters - Salt, Oxygen, Water, Noble Gas, etc. The challenges could be exposure to heat, electricity, water, acids, etc.
- Mole Day Youtube Style - do a parody of a famous youtube video like One World, Human Space Invaders, or OK, Here It Goes Again
Mole Day Raps
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