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Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Chemistry Course - Feb 10-11

Last minute reminder about the following course: (the email came through the newsletter a couple of weeks back I think, but yours truly failed to pop it onto the blog before now - sorry). This is same course that was advertised late last year...

Hi everyone in Dunedin and surrounding areas,

Next month, on 10 and 11 February, I am running a chemistry course at Otago University for homeschooled children and their parents. The course runs for 6 hours, 3 hours per day. There are still a few places left and it’s suitable for children aged 11-17.

This is a great opportunity for children to be in a fully equipped laboratory with all the chemicals and equipment that you can’t get at home. The course is hands-on and packed with practical experiments, such as food testing, separating mixtures, making and testing gases, chemical reactions, using acids & bases and indicators. No prior knowledge or skills are required.

Some feedback from students who attended the course in Auckland last year:
"I liked all the chemical reactions and actually being able to make gases",
"this was awesome, much easier and funnier than I expected", "it was really fun and I felt that I learned lots of relevant info".

If you are interested, please email me for an information/enrolment form: info@science-for-home-educators.co.nz. Cost of the course is $65 for a one-child family or $110 for a family with 2-3 children.

Best regards,

Nathalie Thomas, MSc, DipT
Science for Home Educators
PO Box 179
Katikati 3166
Bay of Plenty
Ph (07) 5490383

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