Enhance your Chemistry Education With Your Students! Make chemistry come alive to your 5th and 6th grade students through a series of highly visual chemical demonstrations at this exciting program.

Professors Larry Louters engages students in several chemical experiments and explains the science behind the demonstrations at a level that upper elementary students understand. Our program offers a great opportunity to blend your classroom chemistry curriculum with a visual translation of these chemical concepts.

Professor Louters is one of Calvin's most-beloved professors and presented at Calvin's high-profiled January Series by "demonstrating the wonders of chemistry: discovering God's majesty in the minuscule". Professor Louters earned Calvin's Professor of the Year and the Presidential Award for Exemplary Teaching as well one of The Princeton Review Best 300 Professors.

This dynamic 75-minute program is free and is offered for ten sessions in May in the Gezon Auditorium at Calvin College. All local school groups and the home school community are invited to attend.

Student Comments on our Program

"The experiments you did for us were amazing!"

"I really liked it when you set the rag and methane bubbles on fire. That was the best field trip of the year!"

"I'm really into chemistry now!"

"My friends and I had a great time with the exploding balloons, glowing tubes and fire."

"My favorite part was when you turned the fire all different colors."

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Register Your Class To Attend!

We will begin taking reservations on Monday, April 10, 2017. Please go to Eventbrite.com; search "Calvin College Chem Demo 2017", choose your desired date and time FIRST, then click the green REGISTER button, select desired number of tickets (up to 100); click the green CHECKOUT button. If you need more than 100 tickets; please repeat the registration process as needed. The registration will request home address information—please be certain to use your school information.

If you have any difficulty with reservations or have additional questions, please email Judi Jongekrijg at jaj25@calvin.edu or contact the Chemistry Department Office at (616) 526-8801.

2017 Schedule

Monday, May 15
10:00 a.m. – 11:15 a.m.
12:30 p.m. – 1:45 p.m.

Tuesday, May 16
9:30 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.
12:30 p.m. – 1:45 p.m.

Wednesday, May 17
9:30 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.
11:30 a.m. – 12:45 p.m.

Thursday, May 18
10:00 a.m. – 11:15 a.m.
12:30 p.m. – 1:45 p.m.

Friday, May 19
9:30 a.m. –10:45 a.m.
11:30 a.m. – 12:45 p.m.

Contact Information

Judi Jongekrijg

Judi Jongekrijg

Administrative Assistant
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