Be a chemist for a day

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
Cost: Free
Capacity: 20 students/session

How to register

To express your interest in this program, email Dr Raymond Horsley ([email protected]) and copy Dr Domenico Caridi ([email protected]).

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