Again another part of this International Year of Chemistry and a global water experiment.
"“Chemistry—our life, our future,” is the slogan of the International Year of Chemistry (IYC), 2011. During the year, a global chemistry experiment will be performed by many thousands of school children across the world, potentially becoming the biggest chemical experiment every conducted. Under the theme, “Water: A Chemical Solution,” students will focus on modules that examine the properties of their local water and the technological solutions chemistry makes available to humanity in supplying clean drinking water. The global experiment will promote the goals of the IYC, including generating enthusiasm for science among young people around the world.
Experiment modules can be carried out by children of all ages in schools across all continents because they are adaptable to the skills and interests of students, and use equipment that is widely available at little or no cost. Results will be electronically showcased as an interactive global data map at the end of 2011, demonstrating the value of international cooperation in science."
I am writing to you to help raise awareness about a really cool world-wide chemistry experiment that I think students will really enjoy and hopefully help spark their interest in science. It’s a great hands-on project being sponsored by the International Year of Chemistry for all elementary school and high school students, and according to the IYC there is little to no cost to perform the experiments. They are trying to make it a World Record for largest chemistry experiment ever!
To get my message out to teachers and students I’m reaching out to sites like Cool Cat Teacher asking to submit a guest article, so if that is something you would consider I would be happy to send one along for review, just let me know! Thank you!
The 2011 projects are open for application now! We have quite a few schools signed up to participate and kick off in march. This is the application form and link to information on this excellent Flat Classroom project.