International Year of Chemistry, 2011

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Spanish Year Collaboration Collaboration Javier Garcia-Martinez   |   added on Nov 30, 2009 In 2007, Spain celebrated its Year of Science honoring Mendeleev in many different ways and choosing the Periodic Table, Mendeleev ‘s iconic legacy. This was an excellent opportunity to raise public awareness and promote science and technology.
Topic: drawing competition, periodic table, mendeleev, comics, stamp Audience: general public, school children

Draw It Suggestion Suggestion Choon Do   |   added on Nov 30, 2009 During the 2006 Year of Chemistry celebration organized in Korea, middle and high school students were invited to participate in a poster contest. The contest encouraged the students to think about the roles and effects of chemicals and chemists.
Topic: quiz, game, demonstrations, drawing competition Audience: primary schools, secondary schools, students

Chemistry on Wheels Suggestion Suggestion Wolfram Koch   |   added on Nov 30, 2009 A rolling chemistry laboratory toured Germany in 2003. It was one of many events organized during that year, and carried out by many committed men and women in chemistry. Let's plan to do as well in 2011!
Topic: hands-on activities, demonstrations, theater, drawing competition Audience: primary schools, general public, secondary schools, students

Visualizing and Understanding the Science of Climate Change Discussion Discussion Peter Mahaffy   |   added on Nov 30, 2009 A recent IUPAC project is developing a set of interactive, web-based materials to help students visualize and understand the underlying science of climate change.
Topic: climate change, models, environment Audience: students, teachers, professional chemists

Open Door Days Suggestion Suggestion Colin Humphris   |   added on Nov 30, 2009 “Open Door” events organized by the chemical industry provided a unique opportunity for the public to discover a fascinating industry and to learn in an entertaining way how much chemistry plays a crucial role in our everyday lives.
Topic: industrial safety Audience: general public