|Topic:||hands-on activities, engaging the youth||Audience:||students, primary schools|
Principal, NSW Dept of education,
Sydney NSW, Australia
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Tel +61 2 9631 3996
Sector:Primary or Secondary Education
Organizations:NSW Dept of education,
NSW Rocketry Association,
IYC Interests:Increase the public appreciation and understanding of chemistry
Encourage interest of young people in chemistry
Generate enthusiasm for the creative future of chemistry
Celebrate the role of women in chemistry
Primarily interested in spreading the word about chemistry as applied to astronomy and astronautics.
I will be running a planetarium centred science day in Science Week called 'Chemisty is HOT', with the planetarium show emphasising the chemical nature of the rockets used to get us into space and exploring the solar system. For older students, chemicals in interstellar space will be examined.