International Year of Chemistry, 2011

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National Science Week in South Africa

Activity by Stephen Ashworth   |   added on Jun 22, 2011   |   United Kingdom Official_iyc_logo

Sponsor(s): Department of Science and Technology, SA Agency for Science and Technology Advancement, Northern Cape Department of Education

Chemistry shows and educator workshops in the Northern Cape Province of South Africa and the opening of a new science centre.


National Science Week is a countrywide celebration of science initiated in 2000 by the Department of Science and Technology, and involves various stakeholders conducting science activities at multiple sites in all nine provinces simultaneously from 1 - 6 August 2011.

Scifest Africa will form part of science activities conducted by the Northern Cape Department of Education in the province.

During National Science Week we will be putting on chemistry shows for schoolchildren and workshops for educators in rural schools in Kimberley and Kuruman in the Northern Cape province. There will also be a chemistry show as part of the opening of the new Mothibistad Science Centre in Kuruman. 

Topic: celebrating chemistry, chemistry education, workshops, demonstrations Audience: students, educators, teachers, high schools
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