Chemistry Day

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2020 Chemistry Day - Sticking with Chemistry

34th Annual Chemistry Day
Sticking with Chemistry

All gumshoes, prepare for a mystery of sticky proportions!

The Kalamazoo Valley Museum is the latest victim of the notorious Sticky Bandit. Over the last year, Museums across the United States have discovered artifacts out of place and exhibits disturbed as the Bandit leaves behind a mess of gooey substances designed to distract investigators and contaminate the crime scene. Detectives are needed to help solve the mystery by studying the clues and figuring out the story. Watch the videos to get introduced to the characters of the story, explore the scene of the crime, decipher a handful of riddles, and observe or try your hand at chemistry experiments. Collect your clue and work together as a team to solve the mystery

Download and Printable Materials (PDFs)

  • Welcome letter and instructions
  • Chemist and experiment clue cards
  • Artifact clue cards
  • Staff clue cards
  • Detective Masks

  • Chemistry Week: Moo Glue at the Kalamazoo Valley Museum on YouTube.


    Chemistry Week: Dancing Milk at the Kalamazoo Valley Museum on YouTube.


    Chemistry Week: Instant Snow at the Kalamazoo Valley Museum on YouTube


    Chemistry Week: Growing Creatures at the Kalamazoo Valley Museum on YouTube


    Chemistry Week: Oobleck at the Kalamazoo Valley Museum on YouTube.


    Chemistry Week: Magic Sand at the Kalamazoo Valley Museum on YouTube.


    Chemistry Week: Liquid Nitrogen at the Kalamazoo Valley Museum on YouTube.