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Have You Ever Wondered? (or how the mysteries of the world can be explained by chemistry)

Activity by Carl Doige   |   added on Dec 28, 2010   |   Canada Official_iyc_logo

Sponsor(s): Sladen Moore Chartered Accountants, the Best Western Vernon Lodge, and Starbucks Coffee

Dr. Joe Schwarcz, Director of McGill University’s Office for Science and Society, will give a public lecture entitled "Have you wondered.... (or how the mysteries of the world can be explained by chemistry)" at the Okanagan College, Vernon Campus, Vernon, British Columbia on February 10, 2011.

 Dr. Joe Schwarcz, Director of McGill University’s Office for Science and Society, will give a public lecture  entitled "Have you wondered.... (or how the mysteries of the world can be explained by chemistry)", at the Okanagan College, Vernon Campus, Vernon, British Columbia on February 10, 2011.  This talk is organised by the Science in Society Speaker Series (a joint project by Okanagan Science Center and the Okanagan College) with the goal to increase the public appreciation and understanding of chemistry specifically and science in general.  Dr, Schwarcz will address in his talk such questions as:

Why for years and years there were no red M&M's or how do they get that maraschino cherry to float in the syrup inside a Cherry Blossom?  What is the link between the bombardier beetle at the V-2 rocket?  Why does popcorn pop?  Why are there holes in Swiss cheese?  Have you ever considered why there are no nuts or grapes in Grape Nuts Flakes or why witches supposedly use broomsticks as a method of transportation?  Why did Van Gogh mangle his ear?  Were Agatha Christie's accounts of dastardly poisonings based on real science?  Can chocolate really make you fall in love?  After this presentation you’ll wonder no more!


Topic: celebrating chemistry, chemistry education, seminars Audience: general public, students, teachers, educators, secondary school students

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Tim Frykoda | Mar 09, 2011 02:48AM

Is the audio/video for this available anywhere?

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