Chemistry classes observe Mole Day with cookie festivities


Michelle Zhang

Chemistry students modeled various elements with the help of sugar cookies, frosting, and M&Ms.

Zaynah Shah, AVT Page Editor

This past Friday, the Amador chemistry classrooms celebrated Mole Day, a day dedicated to chemistry’s infamous Avogrado’s number.

“The students made atoms out of their cookies with the M&M’s representing all of the subatomic particles: protons, neutrons and electrons,” said Chemistry teacher Tim Sakogawa.

Annually celebrated by the scientific community, the holiday officially runs from 6:02 a.m. to 6:02 p.m. on Oct. 23 in order to properly highlight the individual elements of the equation.

“The activity had to do with the date being ideally Oct. 23. 10^23 is the subscript of Avogadro’s number and equation which is 6.02 x 10^23 alluding to the amount of atoms in one mole of an atom of an element,” said Runab Dixit (‘24).

The chemistry teachers take it upon themselves to hold this activity every Mole Day in order to give their students a care-free task for this core concept of the subject.

“All four of the chemistry teachers do this every year in both Chemistry and AP Chemistry. It’s an exciting thing to do to break the class time up and have a little fun,” said Sakogawa.

AP Chemistry student Priscilla Kang (‘23) enjoyed the day’s minimal work and thought the cookie decorating to be an amusing activity.

“The frosting was very sweet but otherwise it was a nice project,” said Kang (‘23).