International Year of Chemistry, 2011

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Making practical experience available Suggestion Suggestion Shahriar Kabir Saki   |   added on Dec 19, 2010 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
Topic: hands-on activities, workshops, engaging the youth Audience: general public, students, secondary schools, school children, high schools, teachers, primary schools

Try To Titrate This! Suggestion Suggestion A. Garza   |   added on Dec 18, 2010 Relate math and chemistry via titrations, equilibrium constants, dilutions, dissociations, etc. Math emphasis on exponential notation, graphing, reasonableness and simplifying assumptions (with validation at the end). Since pH meters are readily available, predictions should be part of the hands-on-activities.
Topic: hands-on activities Audience: secondary schools

Kitting out a science classroom for The City of Kumasi School in Ghana Suggestion Suggestion Victoria Chapman   |   added on Dec 07, 2010 Learning Link Ghana's ambitious 2011 project supported by Fitzwimarc School in Rayleigh in the UK is to kit out a classroom at The City of Kumasi School in Ghana, West Africa. Currently, science teaching is text-book based and children at the school miss out on the opportunity to experience chemistry through doing.
Topic: hands-on activities, engaging the youth, afica, ghana, charity, third sector, voluntary, experiments, children, lectures Audience: general public, students, secondary schools, high schools, scientists, educators, teachers, tertiary education, primary schools, press, global

Exhibition concerning the importance and imminent need for chemistry in social and everyday life. Collaboration Collaboration Hichem Abassi   |   added on Nov 27, 2010 sort of science fair or scientific experience accessible to everyone but too valuable to everyone,so no one will get bored or will negligate this very important event ,the year of chemistry.
Topic: hands-on activities, workshops, conferences, experiments, exhibition, engaging the youth, climate change, history of chemistry, science fair, seminars, show, play, competition, presentations, chemistry olympiad, game, drawing competition, water quality, periodic table, environment Audience: general public, students, secondary schools, school children, high schools, scientists, educators, post graduate students, international, regional, primary schools, tertiary education, teachers, professional chemists, iyc enthusiasts, global, researchers, decision makers, post secondary students

Celebrating IYC through Programming Suggestion Suggestion Yosi Pramajaya   |   added on Nov 08, 2010 Let's collaborate computer and Chemistry... By creating small/little chemistry encyclopaedy with newest information... And make young people interested with chemistry..
Topic: engaging the youth, hands-on activities Audience: students, professional chemists., iyc enthusiasts, primary schools, tertiary education, teachers, post graduate students