International Year of Chemistry, 2011

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Global Experiment

Water: A Chemical Solution

Water–A Chemical Solution: A Global Experiment for the International Year of Chemistry is an activity that unites students around the globe to participate in activities that highlight the role that chemistry plays in issues of water quality and purification.

update 16 Feb 2011 - Visit the website of the Global Water Experiment @ and sign up now to follow that site updates, activities launch, etc.
update 2 Feb 2011 - The team has released the four experiments: No Dirt, No Germs, pH of the Planet, Salty Waters, and Solar Stills Challenge. Check out also the videos released about the experiments.
Primary school to high school students are invited to explore one of the Earth’s most critical resources, water. The students will report their findings on water quality and water treatment on an online map, allowing them to compare results and connect with other students around the world.

The global experiment, an initiative of the IUPAC Committee on Chemistry Education, currently includes four planned activities designed to cover intriguing chemical concepts with the use of minimal required equipment and resources. Teachers will work with their classrooms to complete the four activities, giving students an overview of a variety of concepts including acidity, salinity, filtration, and solar still water purification.

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