Colourful Chemistry - Schools Lecture

3 December 2018 13:00-14:00, Aberdeen, United Kingdom

Light is fundamental to life on our planet and the IYL aimed to showcase not only this but how scientists are developing new and more efficient ways of harnessing the energy from sunlight in a sustainable way for the benefit of mankind.
Similarly, our perception and recognition of colours are also fundamental to both our survival and our enjoyment of modern life.
This lecture will explore some processes in chemistry which either produce or use light energy under four themes of “reactions”, “escences”, “combustion” and “rates” with lots of colourful and sometimes dramatic demonstrations – with the occasional whoosh and even a bang! J
Peter has both BSc & PhD chemistry degrees from Durham University and was then a chemistry teacher for 20 years in a Northumberland High School. He was seconded as a Royal Society of Chemistry School Teacher Fellow to Newcastle University in 2008-09 and has worked there ever since.
Peter is also an experienced chemistry A-level exam marker, education consultant and CPD trainer.
He has a decade of experience in designing and delivering educational and entertaining demonstration lectures in a variety of venues across the UK to audiences aged from 4 to 94.
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Robert Gordon's University

N242, Robert Gordon's University, Sir Ian Wood Building, Robert Gordon University, Garthdee Road, Aberdeen, AB10 7JG, United Kingdom

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Dr Mikaela Shand
Secretary, Aberdeen & North Scotland Local Section
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