From Nathalie Thomas:
Otago university has given me permission to use their chemistry laboratory again in February 2011. I would like to get some indication of interest from those of you who have attended earlier this year. I would also appreciate it if you can forward this information on to friends who didn’t attend and who may be interested in attending.
My plan for February next year is to offer two different 3-hour lab workshops. One for children aged 11+ (based on year 9/10 science) and one for children aged 14+ (based on year 11 science). The workshops will be offered on Wed 16 Feb and/or Thurs 17 Feb. Cost will be around $38-$40 per student for each 3-hour workshop.
The year 9/10 workshop will have a forensic theme to it. We will study a selection of white powders and see if we can identify them using chemical reactions.
The year 11 workshop will focus on precipitation reactions, ionic compounds and rates of reaction. Some theoretical prestudy will be required, I will email out study objectives.
I would appreciate your feedback so I can get an idea if it’s viable for me to go ahead and plan these courses.
Nathalie Thomas, MSc, DipT
Science for Home Educators
PO Box 179
Bay of Plenty
Ph (07) 5490383