Don’t sulfur from boredom. WonderLab has the solution. Discover the tiny world of molecules and materials during Building with Chemistry on Saturday, July 21 from 1 – 3 p.m. at WonderLab. See the world in a new way through the patterns and colors of nanoscale exploration and discovery.

WonderLab is partnering with the IU Chemistry Department Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) summer program to demonstrate the bright, colorful and intricate patterns of nanoscale building through hands-on activities and shared learning experiences. Visitors will interact with life-sized materials that demonstrate the world of nanoscale particles in a fun and collaborative way.

The REU students are undergraduates from across the United States who attend Indiana University. The REU program teaches students how to effectively communicate science and chemistry. WonderLab contributes to this learning experience by getting these students involved with the Building with Chemistry event.  By teaching and interacting with participants during Building with Chemistry, the REU students are able to refine their teaching and communication skills. The REU program is sponsored by the National Science Foundation and in collaboration with Indiana University Chemistry Department.

“Building with Chemistry takes the tiniest particles that are invisible to the naked eye and tries to make them tangible and understandable,” Emmy Brockman, WonderLab’s education director, said. “Expect to do a variety of activities created by brilliant young scientists.”  

Building with Chemistry is designed for children in grades pre-k to fifth  and their families. The event is free with museum admission and great for families looking to work together and have fun. Museum admission is $9 per person age 1 and up.