The sweet smell of success: primary pupils study fragrance science at a leading university chemistry department

Tim Harrison, Dudley Shallcross, Amanda Shaw, Marcus Medley, Zoe Bell

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Abstract

The effect that a visit to a modern university chemistry department has on even the youngest of school pupils cannot be underestimated. This case study looks at one element of a project developed with five schools near Bristol, UK to enthuse and raise aspirations of a group of ten year old girls who have been identified as being disillusioned with science and mathematics at school. This outreach event involved the pupils visiting a university chemistry department and getting an insight into tertiary education whilst learning about perfume chemistry from both a theoretical and a hands-on level.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)75-80
Number of pages6
JournalRomanian Journal of Education
Volume1
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 28 Jul 2010

Keywords

  • learning
  • Mathematics
  • Geometer’s Sketchpad
  • deductive thinking

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