Although chemistry is so important that it is often called the central science, opportunities to learn chemistry have declined. In the past, lively demonstrations and interesting laboratory experiments were used to engage students in high school chemistry classes. Issues of safety, disposal, and cost now limit teachers’ abilities to incorporate demonstrations and laboratory experiments, rendering the subject less exciting and less relevant to the students’ daily lives.
The UCI Chemistry Outreach Program was developed to address these issues. In the UCI Chemistry Outreach Program, teams of graduate and undergraduate students visit local K-12 schools to perform demonstrations and talk about chemistry. The program is done at no cost to the host schools and provides all materials.
If you would like us to visit your school or you would like to be a part of the program, please click to visit the UCI Chemistry Outreach website.