Moles Invade Campus with Punny Names, Costumes

(COVINGTON, La.) — Avogadro’s Number is 6.02×10^23. This number, while relatively simple, represents the number of atoms or molecules in one mole of a substance. This number has caused devastation and suffering on many a Chemistry test and quiz for the junior level students everywhere. However, teachers have come up with the creative Mole Project to ease the pain.

The objective of the Mole Project is to make a stuffed mole into a character or object of any kind with a punny name, such as “Molean” or “Molecha Frappucino,” as part of St. Paul’s School’s annual Mole-ympics competition.

“It’s a summation of our mole work that we do in class,” said Chemistry teacher and Science Department Chair Lee Pierre. “We’ve been studying the mole, the unit of measure for measuring small quantities in Chemistry. It sums up what we’ve been doing, so we do it right after we take our test on that.”


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