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K-12 Science 2 Schools Traveling Science Programs: The Excitement of Chemistry

Program Title:
The Excitement of Chemistry
State University of New York at Brockport Brockport, NY, United States
Geographical Area:
Central-Western NY mostly
General Description:
"The Excitement of Chemistry" is a visual array of about a dozen chemical phenomena. Audiences withness crystal growth which totally fills a flask, the silvering of the inside of a flask, a ball of fire, explosions, and solutions which change color. The presentation includes brief explanations and is designed to generate thought and interest in chemistry and science. Audience sizes of one to two classrooms are more appropriate for younger audiences (grades 4-7). Presentations can be tailored to last anywhere from 30-60 minutes.

About an hour of setup time is required before a presentation, and about 40 minutes are required after a presentation for cleanup. If more than one presentation is desired, 10-15 minutes are needed between presentations in the same room.
Area of Science:
Target Grade Levels:
Target Group Size:
Single classroom to assemblies of several hundred (<500)
Travel expenses and honorarium to help defray expenses.

The information contained in this page is accurate as of September, 2007.