Help Take Chemistry "Magic" Shows to Local Classrooms

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Help Take Chemistry "Magic" Shows to Local Classrooms

The Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry (CBC) at the University of Arizona is pleased to offer science demonstration "magic" shows to K-12 schools and other community organizations in the Tucson area during the academic year. While our CBC student magicians don’t charge a fee, there is a small cost involved in presenting each show. 

Keep the Magic Real

Your support will provide funds needed to keep these shows readily available. Last year, we presented 42 chemistry “magic” shows to Tucson-area K-12 school children, and this year our goal is to increase that number to 50! 

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The Students Making the Magic

Our CBC student magicians are all members of the University of Arizona's Student Members of the American Chemical Society (ACS) Chapter (aka the Chemistry Club), which was founded in 1973. Their "magic" shows take place in local Tucson schools, at community events like Tucson Festival of Books and a local library that serves underprivileged communities. Twice annually, they invite the Tucson community to come to the U of A campus and watch our hour-long magic show.

Due to their "magic" shows and other community outreach activities, the club has been recognized five times in the last five years at the annual ACS conference as one of the most active clubs in the organization. Highest performing members of the club receive the opportunity to travel to the spring ACS National Meeting free of charge, giving some of our best CBC student magicians the opportunity to network, attend talks, and present a poster at a professional conference.

Learn More

The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at the University of Arizona has a long history of engaging our community. In addition to these chemistry “magic” shows, we organize week-long summer science camps, offer tours of our research labs and facilities, and provide public lectures. We love having opportunities to share the amazing world of chemistry with students young and old! To learn more about CBC’s Outreach Programs, visit https://cbc.arizona.edu/outreach.

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$10

Gifts of Any Size

A gift of any size is greatly appreciated! Our CBC student magicians are great stewards of the resources they have and are happy to stretch your gift to have the greatest impact it can for their outreach.

$25

Chemicals

Your gift of $25 will allow our CBC student magicians to purchase all of the chemicals they need to wow the crowds for a single magic show.

$50

One "Magic" Show

Your gift of $50 could cover all the costs associated with a single "magic" show, including chemicals, safety equipment, and travel costs for the CBC student magicians. The enthusiasm, energy and planning from our CBC students is free!

$100

Two "Magic" Shows

Your gift of $100 could cover all the costs associated with two "magic" shows, including chemicals, safety equipment, and travel costs for the CBC student magicians. Our students are passionate about piquing the curiosity of young future scientists, many of whom are eager to return for a second show!

$250

Five "Magic" Shows

Your gift of $250 could cover all the costs associated with five "magic" shows, including chemicals, safety equipment, and travel costs for the CBC student magicians. CBC student magicians who are most active have the opportunity to attend the spring ACS national meeting free of charge for networking, poster presentations, and attending talks!

$400

Help CBC Hit 50!

Last year, our CBC student magicians held 42 "magic" shows. This year, they hope to increase that to 50! With a gift of $400, your generosity could cover the cost of all EIGHT extra shows and allow them to reach more future chemists and biochemists.

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