International Year of Chemistry, 2011

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The Dow Chemical Company continues to show its support for IYC while having a little Fun …

Nov 2, 2011

On October 31, to celebrate this special IYC Halloween, Nahrain Kamber, an associate scientist at Dow Chemical Company, went on The TODAY Show to present a few weird science experiments that are great fun and safe for kids.

The segment that focused on IYC, highlighted chemistry experiments that parents and children can do together using ingredients that can be bought at the store down the street. Making a baking soda volcano or green slime is a fun experiment, and not just for Halloween.

The four students involved in the TODAY Show and helping Nahrain were all winners from the It’s Elemental video contest hosted earlier this year by the Chemical Heritage Foundation.

Halloween Today

> View the TODAY Show clip

> See Behind-the-Scenes of the Dow TODAY Show

> Try these experiments at home (download pdf )

> Check out the It’s Elemental contest. The CHF contest, sponsored by the Dow Chemical Company, attracted nearly 700 entries from 36 states.


As a global partner IYC 2011, The Dow Chemical Company has led an unprecedented international collaboration engaging more than 200 partners in all aspects of chemistry through events, educational lectures, exhibits and experiments across more than 40 countries.

“The International Year of Chemistry presents a unique opportunity for the chemical industry to create a new understanding of the power of science to solve complex global issues,” said Andrew Liveris, Dow chairman and CEO. “Dow employees have embraced IYC in their communities and have reached out to key stakeholders to build awareness across every continent where we do business.”

Dow is supporting IYC at the local, regional and national levels and with online resources engaging a global audience supporting the major objectives of IYC. [more]