International Year of Chemistry, 2011

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Halloween in the Science Lab

Activity by Thomas Kuntzleman   |   added on Sep 06, 2011   |   United States Official_iyc_logo

Sponsor(s): The American Chemical Society

A chance for folks in Michigan to learn about and celebrate chemistry by doing hands-on activities and experiments and also by watching chemistry demonstrations.

Halloween in the Science Lab is an event that will take place during National Chemistry Week, 2011, on the campus of Spring Arbor University in Spring Arbor, MI, USA.  Spring Arbor University students and faculty will present hands-on science activities, complete with elementary level explanations of the science behind each experiment.  The even will be kicked off with a chemistry demonstration show that focuses on the International Year of Chemistry theme of energy.

            The hands-on activities will also focus on the International Year of Chemistry themes of materials and energy.  The former theme will be accentuated by focusing on the periodic table and the uses of various elements; the latter by presenting energy experiments, which are visually interesting and have explanations that are simple enough for elementary students to understand. The Spring Arbor University Chapter of the ACS will also put a slight focus on Marie Curie, talking about the elements she discovered.

           During Halloween in the Science Lab, young students will have the opportunity to help build a periodic table entirely out of Lego brand buidling blocks.  The completed table should be approximately 2 meters long by 1.5 meters high, and the finished product will be displayed in a promiment position in one of the chemistry labs in the Whiteman-Gibbs science center.

Topic: celebrating chemistry, chemistry education, educational materials, hands-on activities, demonstrations Audience: students, general public, educators, teachers, school children
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