Chemistry Discovery

Chemistry Discovery is an outreach program with the goal of promoting and facilitating chemistry learning for middle-school students (grades 6-8). Our workshops are designed and conducted by University of Arizona students in collaboration with several faculty members from the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry. Our students learn to apply the knowledge acquired in their chemistry classes in order to develop activities that prompt our visitors to discover chemical concepts in their daily experience and explore the chemical properties of common objects in the world around us.
The Chemistry Discovery workshops maintain an interactive and dynamic atmosphere in order to encourage students to ask questions, make observations and draw conclusions in activities that aim at recapitulating the experiences of scientists in the fields of chemistry and biochemistry. Furthermore, our program promotes higher education by providing an opportunity for middle school students to discuss scientific observations while interacting with college students.

Audience
Grades 6-8

Science Field(s)
Biochemistry, Chemistry

Schedule
Chemistry Discovery workshops are typically available in the Fall (October-December) on Wednesdays from 9:15 to 10:30 AM in the Discovery Lab at the Flandrau Science Center & Planetarium on the University of Arizona campus. We can accommodate a maximum of 32 students per workshop.

Cost
The Chemistry Discovery workshops are offered at no charge!

Contact and reservations
Elisa Tomat
Assistant Professor, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry
(520) 626-5714

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