International Year of Chemistry, 2011

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"Chemistry Now"

Activity by Iris Abraham   |   added on Feb 23, 2011   |   United States Official_iyc_logo

Sponsor(s): U.S. National Science Foundation and NBC Learn

Chemistry Now is a series of weekly “content bundles” of original and archival news videos and multi-media content to be distributed on-line to science teachers, and beyond schools into the community. Chemistry Now content will concentrate on revealing and explaining the presence and function of chemistry in everyday life.

NSF-NBC Learn Chemistry Now

NBC News-NBC Learn is partnering with The National Science Foundation to produce  Chemistry Now – a series of weekly content ‘bundles’ of original and archival news videos and multimedia content to be distributed online to K-12 science teachers, and beyond schools into the community, in 2011, the International Year of Chemistry.

Chemistry Now content will concentrate on revealing and explaining the presence and function of chemistry in everyday life and in the world around us, with special focus on the lives and work of those at the frontiers of 21st century chemistry.

Chemistry Now content will be distributed online via www.nbclearn, www.nsf.gov, and other partner websites in 30 weekly installments in 2011, with 17 fresh content ‘bundles’ posted during the Spring semester (January through May) and 13 released during the Fall semester (September through December); all posted content will be archived and accessible on www.nbclearn throughout the year.  

Chemistry Now content posted each week will include a mix of original videos, archival videos, documents and/or images, charts and graphs:

·         1-2  original video stories, custom-produced by NBC Learn to illustrate or explain real-world applications of chemistry concepts, bonds and/or reactions

[see attached  list of  original content stories and series planned]

·         relevant current events news story/ies related to or involving aspects of chemistry

·         archival news story/ies and interview(s) related to the history and development of chemistry, and/or illustrating real-world applications of chemistry concepts, chemical bonds and chemical reactions

·         selected original source document(s) and images from the archives and collections of the Chemical Heritage Foundation

·         selected charts and graphs from .gov and .edu site

When: Launched January 2011

            Where: http://www.nbclearn.com/portal/site/learn


Topic: chemistry education, educational materials Audience: general public, professors, educators, teachers, high schools
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