Teachers got hands on at a Chemistry Week event in rural Brigg, North Lincolnshire.
On 23 November, Dr Joanna Buckley, our education coordinator based at the University of Sheffield, delivered a practical chemistry carousel event, showcasing the Royal Society of Chemistry’s primary science resources to science teachers.
At various stations around the room, the teachers got to have a go at making bath bombs, experiment with dyes, investigate chromatography, explore how sunscreen works, discover some ‘Edible Experiments’ and take part in Mission: Starlight – our Global Experiment with a space theme. The teachers loved the interactive nature of the event and went away with a greater appreciation of chemistry. More importantly, they felt confident to use the resources in their lessons and share their new-found love of the subject with their pupils.
Chemistry Week is an annual celebration of the chemical sciences, centred around our members sharing their passion with public audiences. In 2017 it took place from 20–26 November, and the theme was 'Global Science'. Members were able to apply for grants from our Outreach Fund to organise activities.
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