Chemistry Mole Day


Wednesday, October 23 was mole day for the chemistry classes at Slippery Rock High School. Mrs. Benjamin’s class participated in an escape room, which took up the majority of the period. The classes consisted of other activities and food. Mole day was a fun and interesting way of introducing the “mole” to the students.

“It was a small class that we all had fun in and got to eat food,” Emmalee Henthorn (’22) states.

To be exact, a mole is 6.022 × 10^23 of any given material, although it is more commonly used to measure amounts of a pure substance. Although the mole may seem like a big number for beginners, it is just the beginning of stoichiometry. The class seemed to like the activities they did and that they got a free day off all the work.