International Year of Chemistry, 2011

UNESCO - United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization IUPAC - International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry

Partners for the
International Year of Chemistry 2011

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Contact Detail

Dr Graeme Jones Ideas Activities
  • Make it Molecular, School of Physical and Geographical Sciences, Keele University,
    Keele, Staffordshire, UK
  • Email
    Tel 01782 734173
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  • Organizations:

    School of Physical and Geographical Sciences, Keele University,
    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
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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.