International Year of Chemistry, 2011

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FUN WITH CHEMISTRY and students against superstitions

Activity by Amit kumar Panigrahi   |   added on Nov 29, 2010   |   India Official_iyc_logo

Sponsor(s): Kendriya Vidyalaya Bamangachi

India is a country where the rural as well as urban people believe in superstition. With many chemical experiments, which are just like mazic for the lay men and fun for them , one can establish the logic behind some activities which the god men show the common people and exploit them.The local people can also be involved.

 1. The students and the parents of the school will be shown some activities which the god men  i. e. Sadhu baba show the common man and exploit them by introducing to wrong notions, superstition and take money from them. These people are befooled by the wrong persons. This presentation /demonstration /dramatization will be done by the students in the supervision of the teacher.

2. The students and the parents and the persons of the locality will be introduced to harmful effects of use of non biodegradable polymers.

3. Some lab experiments will be shown ,to the target audience which seems to be mazic and usually shown by magicians, and explained.

4. This is a year long programme. I believe it will be graet programme because in India still many urban and rural people believe in wrong things and superstitions  which needs to be eliminated.


Topic: celebrating chemistry, chemistry education, hands-on activities Audience: students, women chemists, secondary school students

Comments

Brijesh Pare | Dec 23, 2010 06:21PM

 Dr.Sudesh Bhaskar Ghoderao may be contacted to get more such demonstrations.

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