Chemistry @ York

Friday 23 February 2018, 10.00AM2.30pm

The Department of Chemistry invites students from Year 10 (or particularly gifted Year 9 science students) to attend a day of hands-on science exploring the chemistry behind certain foods and industrial processes. The day will take the format of a short introduction followed by a carousel of three different activities, each lasting 1 hour. The content of the activities will be related to the curriculum. Each activity is being delivered by a final year undergraduate chemist, keen to meet enthusiastic young scientists.

The event will take place from 10:00 until 14:30 on Friday 23rd February 2018 in the Department of Chemistry at the University of York. Refreshments will be provided mid-morning and a place for groups to eat their packed lunches will be available.

All the activities are risk assessed and personal protection equipment (lab coats, safety specs and gloves) will be provided where required. All participants are requested to wear trousers and enclosed shoes for when they are working in the lab. Long hair must be tied back.

Schools can request to bring groups of up to 12 students initially (we will have a waiting list for additional places, so please let us know if you would like to bring more students).

To book places at this one-off event, please complete the Chemistry at York booking form (MS Word  , 13kb) and send it to chemreach@york.ac.uk. Places are very limited, so please contact us now to avoid disappointment.

Location: Department of Chemistry, University of York

Admission: Booking is essential.