VU is running a 'Be a chemist for a day' program for Year 9 students in the lead up to Science week.
In this program students perform hands-on experiments that illustrate what real chemists do in their jobs. The experiments are designed to engage students via their senses. Students will be able to:
- separate dyes in pen inks
- make metals emit coloured light
- remove oil from bird feathers with a magnet
- convert aspirin into Dencorub
- generate electricity from lemons
- make a chemical clock.
The ‘Be a Chemist for a Day Program’ aims to inspire Year 9 students so that they better understand the work of scientists and may be encouraged to pursue studies and careers in science.
Be a chemist for a day details
When: 3 – 21 August 2015
Time: 9.30am – 12pm and 12.30pm – 3pm
Location: Footscray Park campus
Capacity: 20 students/session