International Year of Chemistry, 2011

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Chemistry display booth at the Port Hope fall fair

Activity by Mike Broczkowski   |   added on Aug 17, 2011   |   Canada Official_iyc_logo

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A display booth will be operated at the Port Hope Fall Fair September 16 - 18, to provide examples of some of the benefits of chemistry in society, to celebrate the 100th anniversary of Marie Curie’s Nobel prize in chemistry and to create an interest in chemistry in the younger generation.

 

A display booth will be operated within the Cameco Corporation fuel services division tent at the Port Hope Fall Fair from September 16 - 18, 2011.  The goals of this booth are to provide examples of some of the benefits of chemistry in society, to celebrate the 100th anniversary of Marie Curie’s Nobel prize in chemistry and to create an interest in chemistry in the younger generation.  Scientists from the Cameco innovation & technology development research centre will present visual displays highlighting chemistry and society and the career and accomplishments of Marie Curie. In addition, chemical demonstrations and small hands-on experiments will be carried out.  These activities will include discussions of states of matter using liquid nitrogen and dry ice, displays of basic chemical reactions and the creation of slime.  


Topic: celebrating chemistry, chemistry education, hands-on activities, demonstrations Audience: students, general public, educators
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