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Rural Outreach Chemistry for Kids (R.O.C.K) is a volunteer organization founded in 1995 by Dr. Edward P. Zovinka, Professor of Chemistry at Saint Francis University in Loretto, PA and the American Chemical Society-Student Affiliates (Chemistry Club).
The R.O.C.K. program demonstrates to local K-12 schools and youth organizations that science (especially chemistry) is important in everyone's life and can be exciting and interesting. Through R.O.C.K. activities led by Saint Francis University students, kids can conduct experiments and try out equipment provided by the R.O.C.K. program, all free of charge.
R.O.C.K. performs hands-on chemistry experiments and activities using mainly household products to show the importance of chemistry in day to day living. We focus on classroom visits (not stage presentations) in the 5 county area around SFU (Bedford, Blair, Cambria, Clearfield, and Somerset). R.O.C.K. also looks at
the role that chemistry will have in the future as well as how it will benefit our society.
If you would like to schedule a visit, please fill out the
Visitation Request Form.
Tell us how we are doing, please complete the
Teacher Evaluation Form after our visit.
Code of Conduct for Volunteers
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