International Year of Chemistry, 2011

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Chemical parlour games Suggestion Suggestion Daniel Svozil   |   added on May 26, 2010 Design of various parlour games with chemical topics.
Topic: game, educational activities, chemistry promotion Audience: general public, school children, tertiary education, students, educators, secondary schools

Modeling, synthesis and characterization of a molecule or set of molecules across the nation. Collaboration Collaboration Marie Barnes   |   added on May 25, 2010 Through the collaboration of Undergraduate, Graduate or Professors this project hopes to model a system with quantum mechanical principles, synthesize it with glassware techniques and characterize it with spectroscopy.
Topic: hands-on activities, synthesis, characterization, chemical modeling. Audience: post secondary students, graduate students, post graduate students and professors.

Microscale Experiments in Environmental Chemistry Suggestion Suggestion Shrivallabh Kamat   |   added on May 21, 2010 Environmental Chemistry experiments are designed to study atmospheric pollution by gases like CO2, oxides of nitrogen (NOx) and oxides of sulfur (SOx). The major sources of CO2, CO, (SOx) and (NOx) are the burning of fossil fuels by vehicles and industries.
Topic: air pollution, global warming, hands-on activities Audience: preschool children, college students, teachers

Essay Competition Suggestion Suggestion Mohamed Jahangir Mohamed   |   added on May 19, 2010 Essay competition can make awareness
Topic: competition Audience: professional chemists

Travelling Water Analysis Lab Suggestion Suggestion Stephen Twa   |   added on May 18, 2010 Children analyze their water samples with simple equipment brought into the school by a chemist. Basic instruction and explanations also provided. Time: 2 hours.
Topic: water quality, hands-on activities Audience: school children