International Year of Chemistry, 2011

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Importance of Chemistry to Consumers and Industrial Products

Activity by Robert Davidson   |   added on May 17, 2011   |   United States Official_iyc_logo


Develop posters to show employees and the general public how important chemistry is to making our products work. Chemistry makes possible the range of adhesives, abrasives, health products, light control films and other products we sell.

I work for a large company that makes over 50,000 products for consumers and industry.  Some of my co-workers and I are developing a series of posters explaining the International Year of Chemistry and its goals as well as showing how chemistry makes possible a wide range of products.  Examples will include adhesives varying in strength from repositionable to structural, electrical conductors varying from those on transparent touch screens to high tension wires, health products from hand creams to surgical dressings, etc.  We will post them at work to educate both technical and non-technical employees.  We are also hoping to be able to show them at libraries and other public places. 

Topic: celebrating chemistry, educational materials Audience: students, professional chemists, general public, educators, teachers
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