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

Ms Naomi van Bentum Ideas Activities
  • Science Teachers' Association of Western Australia
    Perth WA, Australia
  • Email
    Tel 08) 92451404
  • Sector:

    Public Outreach
  • Organizations:

    Science Teachers' Association of Western Australia
  • 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 am interested in improving scientific literacy with regard to chemistry and engaging young people in chemistry. I have turned the elements of the periodic table into the type of fantasy characters that fascinate children and created a chemistry card game which makes a basic understanding of ionic bonding very simple.

If chemistry has always been a mystery to you, it is time to take another look.

Meet the fantasy characters who turn chemical equations into action, drama and romance and the periodic table into a soap opera.

Play the game that makes you part of this great adventure.

It’s funny, it’s easy and you’ll come away with an understanding of elemental chemistry that will change the way you look at the world.