Marvelous Metals at Powerhouse Science Center

This year Sacramento ACS teamed up with Powerhouse Science Center in order to bring National Chemistry Week festivities to Sacramento’s youngest chemists. On October 26th 2019 Powerhouse Science Center hosted a day of hands-on demonstrations and activities surrounding the theme of metals. Kids got to explore properties of magnets, memory metals, make their own batteries, and learn about the chemistry of pennies. Powerhouse staff together with volunteers from local high schools, American River College, and UC Davis made the event possible and ensured that all the visitors had a positive learning experience.

Children doing science experiment

Exploring NiTi alloy that has “memory” properties.


Children doing science experiment

Making aluminum/copper batteries from common household items.


Children doing science experiment

Exploring magnetic properties of metals.

Author: ACS Sacramento Section

The Sacramento area has over 900 members of the American Chemical Society in all areas of chemistry.

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