International Year of Chemistry, 2011

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Chemicals enhance our lives - awareness initiative

Activity by Dianna Guise   |   added on Oct 01, 2010   |   United States Official_iyc_logo

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Original informational posters about chemicals that are of concern in our environment will be posted around our school. T-shirts with the IYC logo will be available. We have decorated the light shades in our school with ball and stick diagrams of molecules using gel paper and tape.

Original informational posters about chemicals that are of concern in our environment will be posted around our school. T-shirts with the IYC logo will be available. We have decorated a few light shades in our school with ball and stick diagrams of molecules using gel paper and tape. We mounted circles cut from gel paper representing atoms, in appropriate colors, onto laminating film. We used electrical tape for the stick part of the diagrams. Lettering is done using white board markers since it seems to hold up well under flourescent lights. We mounted the entire sheet on the shades below the flourescent lights in our school hallways. Since light comes through the gel paper, it makes a pretty and informative display. This project was cleared by our maintenance staff and principal before we began to make sure it would not be a fire or safety hazard. Please get these approvals, and additional approvals as needed, if you should decide to try this activity.


Topic: awareness activity Audience: teachers
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