Every year, Chemistry students create puns with actual moles in honor of Mole day, October, 23. In chemistry, the mole is a measure of quantity. For example, one mole of H2O is the number of molecules for a specific amount of H2O. Amedeo Avogadro, a 19th century scientist, discovered the equation to find the molecule to mole ratio. For every mole of a substance, there are 6.02 x 10^23 molecules. In honor of Avogadro’s discovery, mole day was created on October 23 (10/23) since 10/23 is the closest thing to 10^23. This years’ winners were:
Grand prize – Presidential Molelection by Melina Monteon and Grace Battles
1st runner up – Mole Cop by Danielle DeBrine
2nd runner up – SHP Formole by Berkley Stenson and Haley Zimits
3rd runner up – Craymola by Sophia Lufkin
Make sure to stop by room 229 in Homer to see the moles on display before they are put away!