Chemistry Classes Have Fun With Moles

6.02 x 10^23 particles. This constant expresses the number of atoms or molecules in one mole of a substance. The constant may seem simple at a first glance, however, when incorporated into mathematical equations, some St. Paul’s chemistry students get lost in the shuffle. To help the students, the St. Paul’s Science Department formulated the idea of making stuffed moles as a fun and easy way for students to learn the deceptively simple mole equation. The “molar” tradition has lasted for many years at St. Paul’s, and this year’s submissions have just arrived. Some of the more classic moles, such as nor”mole” and “mole”hawk, still survive to this day. However, new moles depicting current trends or celebrities are created each year, adding variety to the mix. The puns may be as cringe-worthy as those seen on CNN Student News, but it’s always fun to laugh at a good “mole” or two. Below are the St. Paul’s Chemistry teachers’ picks for this year’s most creative moles. Click on any “mole” below for a better view of the gallery.

2 Comments on “Chemistry Classes Have Fun With Moles”

  1. Max
    March 18, 2013 at 3:01 pm #

    6.02 x10^23


    • St. Paul's School
      March 18, 2013 at 3:16 pm #

      Thanks, Max, for alerting us to the typo. It’s actually entered correctly, just not showing up correctly for some reason. Hopefully, we can adjust it quickly.



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