Chemistry Calendar

The Chemistry Calendar is a joint project between Molecular Frontiers, Swedish universities Chalmers and University of Gothenburg, and science center Universeum, in celebration of the International Year of Chemistry 2011. Twelve original and inspiring videos, one for each month of the year, show how chemistry plays an important role in our lives. The topics of the monthly videos follow the themes recommended by the Swedish Chemical Society.

For each of the videos, there is downloadable teaching material, with facts and classroom experiments that can be used together with the video to make a fun lesson plan!

NEW! Right now we are producing twelve more videos, where Jonas and Louise demonstrate some of the experiments that appear in the teaching material.

 


January: Art and culture

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Download teaching material (Pdf, A4 format, 737 kB)

Updated April 14, 2011

 

Watch an video showing the experiment "Indigo"

 

 


February: Fashion

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Download teaching material (Pdf, A4 format, 737 kB)

Updated April 14, 2011

 

Watch a video showing the experiment "Growing Crystals"

 

 


March: Climate and energy

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Download teaching material (Pdf, A4 format, 562 kB)

Updated April 14, 2011

 

Watch a video showing the experiment "Chemistry and electricity"

 

 


April: Industry

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Download teaching material (Pdf, A4 format, 1.5 MB)

Updated April 3, 2012

 

Watch a video showing the experiment "Make your own paper glue"

 

 


May: Love

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Teaching material will appear here eventually!

 

 


 

June: Water and air

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Teaching material will appear here eventually!

 

Watch a video showing the experiment "Gases in air"

 

 


 

July: Sustainability

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Teaching material will appear here eventually!

 

Watch a video showing the experiment "Electrolysis for recycling of metals"

 

 


 

August: Sports

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Teaching material will appear here eventually!

 

Watch a video showing the experiment "Heat and Cold Packs"

 

 


September: Communication

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Teaching material will appear here eventually!

 

Watch a video showing the experiment "Chemical Light"

 

 


 

October: Health

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Watch a video showing the experiment "Making Soap"

 

 

Watch a video showing the experiment "Gel beads and alginate worms"

 

 


 

November: Food

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Teaching material will appear here eventually!

 

Watch a video showing the experiment "Practice an experimental setup using a yeast reaction"

 


December: History of Chemistry and Alfred Nobel

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Teaching material will appear here eventually!

 


 

And here is a bonus video, showing an experiment that does not appear in the teaching material above:

Watch a video showing the experiment "Make a lava lamp"