Mole Day, celebrated around the world on October 23 from 6:02 am to 6:02 pm, commemorates Avogadro’s Number (6.02 x 10^23), which is a basic measuring unit in chemistry defining the number of particles (atoms or molecules) in one mole of substance.
Science students at Sacred Heart Preparatory celebrate the day with a creative take on the word “mole.” On display this morning were 57 moles of all kinds, the work of six different chemistry classes.
“This is the 12th year I’ve been involved,” said teacher Marisa Beck. “It amazes me that every year there are new mole projects.”
Today people are voting for their favorite mole; the winners will be announced tomorrow. We’ll provide an update.