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Roncalli celebrates Mole Day

Roncalli Central High
Port Saunders, Newfoundland

By Christine W. (Grade 9)

From 6:02 am to 6:02 pm on October 23rd, science teachers and chemistry students celebrated Mole Day at Roncalli.

A mole is a measurement in chemistry that represents 6.02 x 1023 atoms, and this number gives Mole Day the time, month, and day it is celebrated on. The theme for Mole Day this year was "We Dig Chemistry" and chemistry students were given mole buttons, chemistry week buttons, souvenir moles and mole certificates.

Other Mole Day celebrations included, playing mole songs, telling mole jokes and holding various draws and contests. Students won bookmarks and magnets for answering the mole jokes and teachers drew names for a chemistry t-shirt, a mouse pad, and a lunch bag.

Students also made a 27 gram mole out of aluminum foil and made mole day cards for the students taught through distance education. Students also entered a mole contest in which Lynette C., grade 11, Rebecca R., grade 11, and Carolyn C., grade 12, won "Best Model of a Mole" to commemorate Mole Day.

Why does Roncalli have Mole Day? Mrs. Powell, a senior science teacher at Roncalli, said, "It adds fun to chemistry, while at the same time, students never forget what the mole represents."

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