International Year of Chemistry, 2011

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Theater plays Suggestion Suggestion Nicole J. Moreau   |   added on Dec 15, 2009 Plays about chemistry, Marie Curie or other famous chemists could be put on by young people.
Topic: science fair, show Audience: students, school children, regional, secondary schools

Hands-on chemistry - manipulating molecules using virtual reality and molecular modeling Suggestion Suggestion Marc Baaden   |   added on Dec 08, 2009 Use easily accessible virtual reality applications to make the audience "feel" how molecules behave in complex biological systems asuch as enzymes, membranes and viruses.
Topic: hands-on activities Audience: general public, students

Structural data base Chemistry Suggestion Suggestion Mathew Joseph   |   added on Dec 05, 2009 The potential energy surface is the central concept in computational chemistry. Born-Oppenheimer approximation suggests that in a molecule the nuclei are essentially stationary compared to the electrons. This concept makes the concept of molecular geometry meaningful. But this fundamental principle has its limitations.
Topic: Audience: tertiary education

Systemic Approach In Teaching and Learning Chemistry (SATLC) Suggestion Suggestion M. Akhyar Farrukh   |   added on Dec 01, 2009 Systemic approach is the arrangement and recognition of concepts i.e. how one concept or issue is related and linked with other concepts or issues in a system while teaching and learning chemistry. Systemic approach is a structured way while linear approach is un-structured way for delivering knowledge.
Topic: hands-on activities, training, workshops, conferences, classrooms Audience: students, educators, teachers, professional chemists, universities, general public

Small Scale Chemistry Suggestion Suggestion Julia Hasler   |   added on Nov 30, 2009 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.
Topic: hands-on activities, teaching resources Audience: teachers, educators