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Miraculous demonstrations to increase interest in chemistry and to eradicate superstitions

Activity by SUDESH GHODERAO   |   added on Mar 23, 2010   |   India Official_iyc_logo

Sponsor(s): Association of Chemistry Teachers, INDIA, and Maharashtra Andhashraddha Nirmoolan Samiti

The miraculous chemical demonstrations are used to develop interest in student about chemical sciences, develop scientific temper and to eradicate superstitions associated with it.

Many chemical educators are familiar with traditional demonstrations, with which different concepts in chemistry like indicator in acid base reaction, liberation of energy etc. are made simpler. The miraculous chemical demonstrations are used to develop interest in student about chemical sciences, develop scientific temper, and explanation of so called miracles and irradication of blind faith too. With these miraculous chemical demonstrations, concept like exothermic reactions generally leading to combustion and the principle underlying of reactions involving color change are made easy and understandable. These demonstrations can be done safely in open premises, classroom or laboratory with prior training and knowledge.


Topic: hands on activities Audience: students, general public

Comments

Albert Ahatov | Apr 16, 2010 08:13AM

where can we learn about this demonstrations?

Brijesh Pare | Apr 29, 2010 05:52PM

Yes. This could be the effective utilization of scientific knowledge to eradicate superstitions among  lietrate and  ill-literate people.

Rupashree Dass | May 07, 2011 07:54AM

yes. because our learning is slowly becoming very "bookish"..such demonstartions can enhance young minds to be more "practical and research oriented "

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