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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Mr David Mccarthy Ideas Activities
  • Director of Academics
    Mill Bay, BC V0R, Canada
  • Email
    Tel 250 743 5521
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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
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Our specific interest this year is the deployment of a sea water instrument array off the foreshore of our school which is located on the Saanich Inlet, Vancouver Island BC. In collaboration with the Earth and Ocean Sciences dept of the University of Victoria,this array of instruments will feed live data streams about variables such as pH ,salinity and chlorophyll levels to the web. Our school will be designing materials that will be available for teachers worldwide to use this as an opportunity for students to monitor environmental conditions in an estuary location, learning about tides and how they influence chemicals in the estuary. An underwater camera will also allow video to show the fauna and flora in the location being studied.