Small Scale ChemistryIdea by Julia Hasler | added on Nov 30, 2009 07:01PM Suggestion
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.
|Topic:||hands-on activities, teaching resources||Audience:||teachers, educators|