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Salters’ Chemistry Camps at the University of York

Posted on 16 July 2014

Around 60 students from schools across the UK and Ireland will take part in a residential Salters’ Chemistry Camp for 15-year olds at the University of York.

Taking place from 21 to 23 July, the Camps will enable the students to participate in the fun of chemistry and motivate them to develop an awareness of, and a long-term interest in, the subject through an action-packed programme.

The Camps will take place at the new York Science Outreach Centre (YSOC) housed in the Department of Chemistry. Part of the University’s commitment to providing high quality science outreach, YSOC includes a dedicated laboratory space, together with an instrument/analysis laboratory and a preparation room.

During the Camps, each student will tackle a variety of new activities.  They will explore the reasons why jellyfish glow in the dark in a ‘Cold Light’ activity and will determine the percentage of copper in an old 2p coin in the ‘Complex Chemistry’ task.

They will also investigate oscillating reactions, the principle of which is related to the process that gives tigers their stripes, and delve into the fascinating world of ‘Chemistry of Art’.

There will be a varied social programme for the campers including a fun quiz and a Science Trail.

The Salters’ Chemistry Camp at the University of York is sponsored by The Salters’ Institute; The Armourers and Brasiers’ Company; The Association for the British Pharmaceutical Industry (ABPI); The Company of Merchant Adventurers of the City of York; Institution of Chemical Engineers (IChemE); Sigma Aldrich; The Royal Society, and The Royal Society of Chemistry.

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