International Year of Chemistry, 2011

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Making practical experience available

Idea by Shahriar Kabir Saki   |   added on Dec 19, 2010 07:40AM Suggestion Suggestion
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I think practical experience of Chemistry is needed to boost the popularity of the subject. So why not organize small 'Practical Workshops' which would last 2-3 days, may be? Here the visitors will be able to gain practical experience of different easy and low-cost practicals such as filtration, distillation, salt analysis etc

Practical experience of Chemistry is hard to come by for students in poor countries. So different organizations, school authorities and clubs should come forward to organize these sorts of seminars and workshops. These should increase the interest of the students as well as the general mass.

Topic: hands-on activities, workshops, engaging the youth Audience: general public, students, secondary schools, school children, high schools, teachers, primary schools


Sittie Salik
Jan 10, 2011 03:47PM

I agree with you. Not all schools have the luxury of building chemical laboratories. Chemistry is more appreciated when they theories and concepts come into 'actions'. :)

Gerardo Ruiz
Jan 12, 2011 06:09AM

I agree. Many chemistry courses came with a lot of practices that requires a good equipment and laboratory. In poor countries, its a luxury like Sittie said. We cant eliminate the practical part in chemistry, because chemistry adquires value with experimentation.

Its time to make chemistry affordable for everyone. In my country, El Salvador via Youth Talents Program, we're trying to teach and promove the use of chemistry experiments with household chemicals or colorants and microscale chemistry experiments. We're beginning with this, hope that in a future we could share our experience.  

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