International Year of Chemistry, 2011

UNESCO - United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization

Partners for the
International Year of Chemistry 2011

chemistry calendar
See all featured ideas

Chemistry Calendar

Educational and action-packed videos

chemistry calendar logo
12 videos, one for each month of IYC 2011, will be released and showing how chemistry plays a role in our daily lives – and in our future

The Chemistry Calendar is a joint project between Molecular Frontiers, Swedish universities Chalmers and University of Gothenburg, and science center Universeum, in celebration of IYC2011. Twelve original and inspiring videos, one for each month of the year, show how chemistry plays an important role in our lives. The topics of the monthly videos follow the themes recommended by the Swedish Chemical Society.

The first 3 months have seen the release of:
January, Arts and culture
February, Fashion
March, Climate and energy

chemistry calendar - snap

The videos are available free of charge on
For each of the videos, there is downloadable teaching material, with facts and classroom experiments that can be used together with the video to make a fun lesson plan; these can be downloaded from the Molecular Frontiers’ website for young people, MoleClues.

Learn more about this activity and access related resources.

?Interested in learning more about climate change?
check this IYC activity > Visualizing and Understanding the Science of Climate Change