International Year of Chemistry, 2011

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Elize Randall Ideas Activities
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    Pretoria, South Africa
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    Tel 0124205685
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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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I have been training future chemistry teachers for a number of years. I would like (and have been trying) to instill in my students a love for chemistry through understanding the complexity and wonder of chemistry. I have been trying to get them to realize that chemistry has to do with hands-on activities and that there are reasons why experiments don't work. Then (I trust), when they become teachers, to pass their entusiam and excitement for chemistry, on to their learners.