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Chembus hits the road

A mobile chemistry lab is touring various schools throughout Tayside and Fife this/next week (Friday 1 – Friday 8 November 2002).

The Chembus initiative, led by the Tayside Local Section of the Royal Society of Chemistry, involves chemists from the Universities of St Andrews and Dundee taking exciting chemistry into schools to encourage pupils to study the subject. This year, the event takes place during European Science Week.

Aimed at S2 pupils, the event will involve a demonstration of the chemistry of gases in the atmosphere, followed by hands-on activities for the pupils, including extracting DNA from kiwi friut and making slime. The experiments have been thoroughly tested and will be fully supervised. The events will be coordinated by Dr Nigel Botting of the University of St Andrews’ School of Chemistry.

Specific details of the school visits are as follows:

Friday 1 November – St Andrews RC and Bell Baxter High School, Kirkcaldy; Monday 4 November – Beath High School, Cowdenbeath and Lochgelly High School, Lochgelly; Tuesday 5 November – Arbroath Academy, Arbroath; Wednesday 6 November – Auchterarder High School and Kinross High School; Thursday 7 November – Grove Academy, Broughty Ferry and Lawside Academy, Dundee; Friday 8 November – Perth Academy and Perth Grammar, Perth.

ENDS

Issued by Beattie Media on behalf of the University of St Andrews For more information please contact: Claire Grainger on 01334 462530, 07730 415 015 or email cg24@st- andrews.ac.uk View University press releases on- line at http://www.st-andrews.ac.uk Ref: chembusnov2002/standrews/chg/28oct2 002

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