International Year of Chemistry, 2011

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Small Scale Chemistry

Idea by Julia Hasler   |   added on Nov 30, 2009 07:01PM Suggestion Suggestion
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This UNESCO project introduces teachers, inspectors, and education officials to the advantage of performing chemistry experiments on a small scale. Introductory workshops to this hands-on chemistry methodology promote putting experimentation back into science education.

Putting Experimentation Back into Science Education is the primary goal of this project,  the Global Microscience Project, developed and promoted by UNESCO in partnership with RADMASTE Centre, University of Witwatersrand, South Africa  and with different non-governmental and intergovernmental organisations world-wide. The teaching and learning materials are accessible, free of charge on the UNESCO Natural Sciences web-site (www.unesco.org, search for "microscience") and the inexpensive microscale pratical kits are available commercially.   The Microscience teaching and learning materials are easily adaptable to suit the needs of National Curricula in accordance with national education standards.

The kits allow for safe, low cost practicals and, as very small quantities of chemicals are used, the method is environmental friendly.  No expensive laboratories or equipment are needed.

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Topic: hands-on activities, teaching resources Audience: teachers, educators

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M. Akhyar Farrukh
Dec 01, 2009 07:52AM

This is an good idea particulary for the developing countries where are limited resurces. I just have a query that is there any funding available from UNESCO etc to arrange some sort workshops on this in my country, Pakistan.

Julia Hasler
Dec 08, 2009 05:49PM

UNESCO usually responds to requests from governments for introductory workshops.  For those countries where financial resources are limited there is a possibility for funding of an introductory workshop.  Subsequent implementation of

sharare masoumi
Jun 15, 2010 12:26PM

IT IS AVERY GOOD IDEA .INADITIONAL TO REDUSE MATERIAL IN THIS WAY,WE CAN REDUSE ENVIRONMENTAL POLLUTION IN THIS WAY.BUT UNFURTUNATELY IN OUR COUNTRY IRAN WE(CHEMISTRY TEACHERS)HAVEN,T ANY WOKSHOP ABOUT THIS.IF THERE IS AWAY IWANT TO PARTICIPATE IN THIS PEROJECT.THANKS.

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