International Year of Chemistry, 2011

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

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International Year of Chemistry 2011

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Contact Detail

Mr. Kevin Andersen Ideas Activities
  • Science Department Head, Parkland Composite High School
    Edson, AB, Canada
  • Email
    Tel 780-723-6035
  • Sector:

    Primary or Secondary Education
  • Organizations:

    Parkland Composite High School
    Science Council of the Alberta Teachers Association
    National Science Teacher's 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
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I have been teaching High School Chemistry for 21 years. The chemical reactions and explosive demonstrations that can be performed in a Chemistry class draw the immediate interest of students. Demonstrations and labs can convince students that science is cool. The interest that students develop during their early studies of chemistry can help keep students interested in all the sciences.