Water–A Chemical Solution: A Global ExperimentActivity by Javier Garcia-Martinez | added on Aug 19, 2010 | International
School students around the world will be invited to explore one of Earth’s most critical resources, water. The results of their investigations will contribute to a Global Experiment, which will possibly become the biggest chemistry experiment ever.
update 17 Feb 2011 -- Visit the website of the Global Water Experiment !
“Chemistry—our life, our future,” is the slogan of the International Year of Chemistry (IYC), 2011. During the year, a global chemistry experiment will be performed by many thousands of school children across the world, potentially becoming the biggest chemical experiment every conducted. Under the theme, “Water: A Chemical Solution,” students will focus on modules that examine the properties of their local water and the technological solutions chemistry makes available to humanity in supplying clean drinking water. The global experiment will promote the goals of the IYC, including generating enthusiasm for science among young people around the world.
Experiment modules can be carried out by children of all ages in schools across all continents because they are adaptable to the skills and interests of students, and use equipment that is widely available at little or no cost. Results will be electronically showcased as an interactive global data map at the end of 2011, demonstrating the value of international cooperation in science.
An IUPAC/UNESCO multi-disciplinary task force is overseeing the development and implementation of the global experiment. To mark its support for science education and the future young minds of the chemical industry, Cefic has agreed to act as the secretariat to this task force.
|Topic:||chemistry education, chemistry experiment, hands-on activities, celebrating chemistry, water||Audience:||students, educators, general public, teachers, school children, secondary schools|