Present day, Walker High students tie-dyed t-shirts in celebration of Mole Day. Mole Day is a celebration of Avogadro’s number 6.02 × 1023. Coach Sparks’ chemistry classes took part in festivities for this day by tie-dying shirts their favorite colors on October 23.
Many of the students including Krishna Patel described it as a fun day and a new experience. The class created cards in honor of the day as well, and the goal was to express the number of the day in an interesting way. The students happily received bonus points for their participation.
You would use Avagadro’s number for calculating a mass, if you knew you had a mole of something (that means Avagadro’s number of different particles) and you knew the mass of those particles. It became known as “Mole” because a mole is the total number of molecules in one object.
Walker takes part in annual celebration of the event. This is one of most students’ favorite events who take part in Chemistry. As usual the students better understood the idea of “Mole” and also got the opportunity to tie-dye a shirt.
By Nate Sparkman and Dakota Day