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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Jonas Pfleegor Ideas Activities
  • Generation of Leaders School
    Pacasmayo District, Peru
  • Email
    Tel 717 421 5350
  • Sector:

    Primary or Secondary Education
  • Organizations:

    Generation of Leaders School
  • 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 an American volunteer missionary teaching English and Science to 7th, 8th, and 9th graders at Generation of Leaders School in Pacasmayo, Peru. My hope is to greatly expand the capabilities and resources (both in knowledge and equipment) for my students. Currently there is very little interest in chemistry. The room that houses the "lab" has no more then a candle used as a Bunsen burner, some ethyl alcohol, 7 test tubes, sodium chloride and 5 other chemicals, a 10x microscope, and 1 pack of litmus strips. If given a project to engage both the students and community at large I feel support for appropriate supplies could be more easily raised through donations or industry as well as inspire my students to become reactive to the world of chemistry.