Port Clinton High School students Aaron Lockhart and Dennis Elias measure a mole of aluminum foil to create a mole foil sculpture on Oct. 23, Mole Day at PCHS.
Oct. 23 was Mole Day at Port Clinton High School. Not a day honoring a small burrowing animal, but a day declared by Chemistry teacher Mrs. Nichole Wiechman to celebrate Avogadro’s number 6.02 x 1023.
Mole Day is celebrated annually on Oct.r 23 from 6:02 a.m. – 6:02 p.m. and helps to foster interest in science. PCHS students began the celebration at 6:02 a.m. with a tailgate in the PCHS parking lot. Over forty students attended. The fun and learning continued throughout the day with various activities such as creating a Mole Day T-shirt, Mole Day poster contest, and Create- a- Mole contests. Mole money was awarded throughout the day to students completing the activities. Advanced Chemistry students also took science experiments on the road to promote science in classrooms throughout the district. They demonstrated fun science experiments to younger students.