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The Lehigh Valley Section of the American Chemical Society (ACS) is sponsoring an illustrated
poem contest for students in Kindergarten - 12th grade.


Contest Deadline: Monday, March 31, 2014


Prizes: There will be prizes in each category and a raffle for all participants!

Contact: Dr. Lindsey A. Welch, Dept. of Chemical and Physical Sciences,

 Cedar Crest College, 100 College Drive, Allentown, PA  18104

 (610) 606-4666 ext.3615

Winners of the Lehigh Valley illustrated poem contest will advance to the ACS National Illustrated Poem Contest!



Visit the National Chemistry Week page for contests and resources!

ACS Resources for Educators and Students


Educational Resources for all age levels!

Lessons, puzzles, activities, news and pod casts.  Study Aids, classroom safety, student programs, competitions, and lots of other valuable resources.


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