Make it Molecular, School of Physical and Geographical Sciences, Keele University,
Keele, Staffordshire, UK
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Tel 01782 734173
Organizations:School of Physical and Geographical Sciences, Keele University,
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
Our core activity is called make it molecular where you can come along and make a model of a molecule and have your picture taken with it. Over the past 9 years we have done this activity all over the world for thousands of people.
We run a Molecules Network which brings together schools within the UK who are provided with make it molecular kits so that they can take them out to work with the public. The instruction cards for this activity are free to download from our website.
Carbon Rapture is our most recent molecular installation which incorporates a diamond model containing 31395 transparent plastic balls to represent carbon atoms and which was on display in outside the Royal Society of Chemistry, Burlington House, Piccadilly, London in the summer of 2009. Alongside this we have a set of the largest molecular models in the world which are regularly installed in various locations around the UK.
We are interested in hearing about any activities for the IYC 2011 and we would welcome the opportunity to participate.