Chemists are looking for students to develop new ways of purifying water!

February 6, 2011 at 6:42 pm Leave a comment

by Alec Patton

I found out about this great-looking project from The Innovative Educator. If you know of a school, a class, or a particular student who might want to get involved, go tho this website. Here’s what it’s all about:

The International Year of Chemsitry (IYC), a yearlong, international celebration of chemistry organized by some of the leading international chemistry institutions in the world gives students an opportunity to be a part of just the sort of activity the President was referring to.  Andrew Liveris, president of the International Council of Chemical Associations, notes, “95 percent of the things that touch our lives — such as food, water, shelter, transportation, and medicine — are made possible through chemistry,” and the purpose of the IYC is to help show people just how integral chemistry is in everyday life.

Students can participate in the celebration by joining the Global Experiment called “Water: A Chemical Solution,” which could potentially be the largest chemistry experiment of all time.  Students from across the world will join in the water themed experiments by testing how chemistry can be used to purify water so it can be consumed. More specifically there are four activities that students will complete while taking part in the experiment: 1) acidity 2) salinity 3) filtration 4) solar still.

via The Innovative Educator: Learning by Doing – Students Can Solve The Issue of Sanitary Drinking Water with Global Experiment.

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