National Chemistry Week is a community-based annual event that unites ACS local sections, businesses, schools, and individuals in communicating the value of chemistry in our everyday life. This year, National Chemistry Week is being celebrated October 22–28, 2017, and the theme, Chemistry Rocks!, explores geochemistry. Make the most of this annual celebration by connecting the classroom experience to the greater world through geochemistry resources from the Journal of Chemical Education.

Geochemistry for Chemists

Geochemistry in Action: Watch a Dripstone Grow!
Journal of Chemical Education Article ASAP
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jchemed.7b00215

Test Tube Geology: A Slowly Developing Redox System for Class Study
Journal of Chemical Education 1988 65 (4), 350
DOI: 10.1021/ed065p350

Geochemistry for Chemists
Journal of Chemical Education 1985 62 (10), 823
DOI: 10.1021/ed062p823

The Rocky Road to Chemistry
Journal of Chemical Education 1990 67 (4), 325
DOI: 10.1021/ed067p325

Nature’s Geological Paint Pots and Pigments
Journal of Chemical Education 1971 48 (5), 323
DOI: 10.1021/ed048p323

Chemistry and Art in a Bag: An Easy-To-Implement Outreach Activity Making and Painting with a Copper-Based Pigment
Journal of Chemical Education 2016 93 (1), 152-153
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jchemed.5b00364

Geology-Inspired Chemistry Laboratories

Synthesis of Copper Pigments, Malachite and Verdigris: Making Tempera Paint
Journal of Chemical Education 2011 88 (12), 1694-1697
DOI: 10.1021/ed200096e

Copper Metal from Malachite circa 4000 B.C.E.
Journal of Chemical Education 2004 81 (12), 1777
DOI: 10.1021/ed081p1777

Analysis of Copper-Bearing Rocks and Minerals for Their Metal Content Using Visible Spectroscopy: A First Year Chemistry Laboratory Exploration
Journal of Chemical Education 2016 93 (9), 1616-1622
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jchemed.6b00235

Experimenting with a Visible Copper–Aluminum Displacement Reaction in Agar Gel and Observing Copper Crystal Growth Patterns To Engage Student Interest and Inquiry
Journal of Chemical Education 2016 93 (9), 1612-1615
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jchemed.6b00207

Quantitative Determination of Iron in Limonite Using Spectroscopic Methods with Senior and General Chemistry Students: Geology-Inspired Chemistry Lab Explorations
Journal of Chemical Education 2016 93 (11), 1916-1922
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jchemed.5b00776

Chemical Analysis of Soil

Soil Testing: Dig In!
Journal of Chemical Education 2006 83 (2), 240A
DOI: 10.1021/ed083p240A

Chemical Analysis of Soils: An Environmental Chemistry Laboratory for Undergraduate Science Majors
Journal of Chemical Education 1999 76 (12), 1693
DOI: 10.1021/ed076p1693

Laser-Induced Breakdown Spectroscopy for Qualitative Analysis of Metals in Simulated Martian Soils
Journal of Chemical Education Article ASAP
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jchemed.7b00133

Minerals and Crystals

Exploring Solid-State Structure and Physical Properties: A Molecular and Crystal Model Exercise
Journal of Chemical Education 2008 85 (6), 822
DOI: 10.1021/ed085p822

Celebrating the International Year of Crystallography with a Wisconsin High School Crystal Growing Competition
Journal of Chemical Education 2014 91 (12), 2013-2017
DOI: 10.1021/ed500792y

The Growth of Large Single Crystals
Journal of Chemical Education 1990 67 (5), 410
DOI: 10.1021/ed067p410

How Does Your Garden Grow? Investigating the “Magic Salt Crystal Garden”
Journal of Chemical Education 2000 77 (5), 624A
DOI: 10.1021/ed077p624A

Salt Crystals-Science behind the Magic
Journal of Chemical Education 2003 80 (2), 155
DOI: 10.1021/ed080p155

Crystal Growth in Gels
Journal of Chemical Education 1985 62 (1), 81
DOI: 10.1021/ed062p81

Using Silica Gel Cat Litter To Readily Demonstrate the Formation of Colorful Chemical Gardens
Journal of Chemical Education 2017 94 (5), 621-625
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jchemed.6b00707

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