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

Química Dmás Ideas Activities
  • Proyecto
    Montevideo, Uruguay
  • Email
    Tel 29241807
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  • 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
  • Web Site:

    http://qdmas.fq.edu.uy

About:

"Química d+" is a program presented by the Centro de Educación Flexible (Flexible Education Center) of Facultad de Química, based on experimental activities for kids from 8 to 13 years old. It allows them to actively participate in experiments, receiving an adequate explanation of the chemical processes involved.

The main goals of the program are:

- Showing the way chemistry is present and influences in everyday life, explaining the way chemistry works in our surrounding world.

- Instill in students an interest and a more active attitude towards Chemistry and for looking reasons for things that happen in the world surrounding us.

- Increasing scientifical knowledge of the society and awareness of the fact that chemistry is all around.

- Supporting teaching tools in scientific areas of elementary level.

Working directly with kids makes a real contribution towards science comprehension showing that chemistry is part of everyday life and chemistry is fun!

This is a program that has been carried out since 2007 and more than 6000 kids have visited us.