International Year of Chemistry, 2011

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Chemistry beyond! Collaboration Collaboration Martin barasa Maniafu   |   added on Mar 21, 2011 Creating interest in Chemistry at high school level
Topic: engaging the youth, presentations, science fair Audience: high schools, secondary schools, teachers, educators

Screaming Jellybabies! Suggestion Suggestion Matthew Burnett   |   added on Mar 18, 2011 One of the most exciting, easy to understand experiments!
Topic: hands-on activities, engaging the youth, experiments Audience: secondary schools, high schools, teachers, primary schools, educators, school children

Humanity, cooperation and chemistry Collaboration Collaboration Patricia Carabelli   |   added on Mar 15, 2011 Discussion of actual problem that Japan is facing, thinking about ways of cooperating with japaneses people, thinking about the importance of safety and caring for others in life, discussing the imperfectness of things and how to think them over, face them, the responsability of scientists and all towards humankind.
Topic: environment Audience: general public, students, secondary schools, scientists, high schools, teachers, educators, professional chemists, decision makers

I propose to select the best entries under the IYC activities and events in web site and present awards to the selected National Secretariat at the nd of the year. Suggestion Suggestion N.M. Sanjaya Hettigedara   |   added on Mar 13, 2011 This activity will encourage more participation by the National Secretariats in information dissemination on IYC activities 2011.
Topic: competition Audience: general public, students, primary schools, iyc enthusiasts, global, scientists, teachers, educators, professional chemists, tertiary education, international, researchers, decision makers, post graduate students, regional

A Celebration of Chemistry Suggestion Suggestion Katherine Stein   |   added on Mar 09, 2011 I am planning on inviting a 5th grade class to the high school for a "Celebration of Chemistry" Party. We will be doing lab activities around a party theme (balloons, candles, fireworks....).
Topic: hands-on activities, engaging the youth, experiments, play Audience: students, secondary schools, school children, educators