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Programme for the 10th International Symposium on Microscale Chemistry

Monday 24 June 2019 | PRE-SYMPOSIUM DAY                   

Time

 TEACHERS

Venue

09:00

Arrival, registration and coffee/tea

 

09:30

Welcome and introduction

 

10:00 to 12:30

Workshop for Science Teachers conducted by prof David Katz (USA)

  • Microscale preparation of synthetic rubber.
  • Acid-base reactions.
  • Chemical reactions.

To be announced

12:30

Questions and discussions

 

13:00 to 14:00

Lunch

Dampad dining hall

14:00 to 16:00

Workshop for Science Teachers conducted by Bob Worley and Mary Owen (UK)

To be announced

16:00

Coffee/tea and departure

 

 

Making equipment (Mary)Using the experiment and other experiments (Bob)Demo/Exhibition (Bob and Mary)
Spectrophotometer leading toSugar lump coloured flameSmall scale thiosulfate reaction
Microelectrolysis holder leading toMicroelectrolysis of copper(II) chlorideHofmann electrolysis
Bottle top preparation leading toMagnesium reacting with oxygen (Quantitative)Electroplating copper with zinc
Bottle top as crucibleHeated hydrated copper sulfate 
Spirit burner leading to 
 Making a simple cell 
 Simple examples of puddle reactions, acid base indicator, displacement and precipitation with testing ions 

 

Tuesday 25 June 2019 | PRE-SYMPOSIUM DAY                   
Time LearnersVenue
09:30Welcome and introduction 
10:00 to 12:30Workshops for Science Learners conducted by prof David Katz (USATo be announced
12:30Questions and discussions 
13:00 to 14:00LunchDampad dining hall
14:00 to 17:00

Learners are divided into THREE groups to attend a round robin of one hour sessions.

  • (1) Workshop – David Katz (acid-base / chemical reactions / liquid crystals)
  • (2) Workshop – MYLAB apparatus (amazing experiments on small-scale)
  • (3) Workshop – Mary Owen (making microscale apparatus)
  • (4) Chemical Industry visit for Engineering students
To be announced
Wednesday 26 June 2019
Time Venue
09:00 to 09:30Welcome – (i) Corneels Schabort
               ......(ii) Prof........................
 
09:30 to 10:30

Plenary Lecture by Jorge Ibanez (Mexico)

(Towards Greener Microscale Electron Exchange Experimentation)

To be announced
   
10:30 to 11:00Tee/Coffee breakTo be announced
   
11:00 to 11:45

Keynote lecture by John Bradley (RSA)

(Microscience In The IYPT And The Anthropocene)

To be announced
11:45 to 12:30

Speaker 1 – Jorge Ibanez (Mexico)

(Memorial lecture for Ronald Pike - “Professor Ronald M Pike- One of the Pioneers in the Field of Microscale Chemistry as Applied in Chemical Education: My personal Experiences”)

To be announced
   
12:30 to 13:00

Speaker 2 –Kazuko Ogino (Japan)

(Microscale Chemistry and Sustainable Development Goals in Japan)

To be announced
   
13:00 to 14:00Lunch breakTo be announced
   
14:00 to 14:30

Speaker 3 – Mary Owen (UK)

(A starch amylase reaction in Microscale.)

To be announced
   
14:30 to 15:00

Speaker 4 – Marié du Toit (RSA)

(Training teachers with Small Scale Chemistry kits in the ENGEN project)

To be announced
   
15:15 to 21:00Depart 15:15 to Vredefort Dome which is a world heritage site for sightseeing and dinner. Transport will be provided.
Thursday 27 June 2019
Time Venue
09:00 to 10:00

Plenary Lecture by Prof Angela Köhler (Germany)

(From seed to plant - let‘s create our future.)

To be announced
   
10:00 to 10:45

Keynote lecture by Bob Worley (UK)

(Moving inside the puddle!)

To be announced
   
10:45 to 11:15Tee/Coffee breakTo be announced
   
11:15 to 12:00

Keynote lecture by Michael Tausch (Germany)

("Towards artificial photosynthesis")

To be announced
   
12:00 to 12:30

Speaker – Statistics CSR

(STEM in South Africa: How can we make microscale chemistry work sustainably?)

To be announced
   
12:30 to 13:00

Speaker – Doc Sethole

(Panel discussion of the way forward with microscale science for RSA)

To be announced
   
13:00 to 14:00Lunch breakTo be announced
   
14:00 to 16:00

Workshop 2 – Ninghuai Zhou (China)

(The development of Microscale Laboratories in China and Hands on Microscale Experiments of General Chemistry)

Workshop 3 – Nico Morabe and Ralph Glastonbury (RSA)

(MYLAB Everything that goes bang in the night)

   
15:30 to 16:00Tee/CoffeeTo be announced
   
15:30 to 17:00

Workshop 2 – Peter Moodie (RSA), Maletsau Mphahlele and Sinegugu Khulu

(A workshop using microscience kits to address a student-teacher misconception in electric circuits)

Workshop 4 – Jean du Toit and Colin Read (RSA)

(MYLAB making soap, candles, paper, and dyeing cloth)

   
17:15 onward

No dinner served. The evening is self-catering and your own time.

Friday 28 June 2019
Time Venue
09:00 to 10:00

Plenary Lecture by Prof Abdulaziz Alnajjar (Kuwait)

(Microscale Chemistry, My Story)

To be announced
   
10:00 to 10:45

Keynote lecture by David Katz (USA)

(Active Learning in the Classroom)

To be announced
   
10:45 to 11:15Tee/Coffee breakTo be announced
   
11:15 to 11:45

Speaker 1 – Supawan Tantayanon (Thailand)

(Small Scale Chemistry Experiments In Schools In Thailand And Asean Countries)

To be announced
   
11:45 to 12:15

Speaker 2 – Solomon Akinyemi (RSA)

(From Compliance To Integration: Microscience Enables Learning Through Practical Activities)

To be announced
   
12:15 to 12:45

Speaker 3 – Colin Read (RSA)

(Soap making with the SETH Academy)

To be announced
   
12:45 to 13:15

Speaker 4 – Tegene Tole (Ethiopia)

(The use of Microscale Chemistry in Ethiopia)

To be announced
   
13:00 to 14:00Lunch breakTo be announced
   
14:00 to 14:30

Speaker 5 - Bob Worley (UK)

(Making Chemical Halos: the beauty of Chemistry)

To be announced
   
14:30 to 15:00

Speaker 6 – Maletsau Mphahlele (RSA)

(Addressing student-teacher misconceptions of electric circuits with microscale activities.)

To be announced
   
15:00 to 15:30

Speaker 7 – Jorge Ibanez (Mexico)

(An award for an excellent contribution towards Microscale Chemistry)

To be announced
   
15:30 to 16:00

Speaker 8 – John Bradley (RSA)

(An award for an excellent contribution towards Microscale Chemistry)

To be announced
16:00 to 16:15Closing session – Marié du Toit 
   
16:15 to 21:00Depart 16:15 to Old Imperial Inn also in the Vredefort Dome which is a world heritage site for sightseeing and dinner. Transport will be provided.


AFRICAN JOURNAL OF CHEMICAL EDUCATION – 10th ISMC SPECIAL ISSUE

The African Journal of Chemical Education (AJCE) is a biannual online publication of the Federation of African Societies of Chemistry, now in its ninth year of publication. There are special issues from time to time, as for example one on microscale and low-cost chemistry in 2012. We are pleased to announce that a special issue is planned to disseminate papers contributed to the 10th ISMC, and this should appear in October-November 2019.

AJCE provides for research papers, short notes, reviews, laboratory experiments and demonstrations, scientific theories, activities (describing a hands-on activity), as well as articles linking indigenous knowledge and chemistry in Africa. Further details of requirements for publication appear in each issue of AJCE, which may be accessed at www.faschem.org