The RSC has launched a new website to raise awareness of the range and depth of chemical science applications in all aspects of sport
To celebrate the London 2012 Olympics, the RSC has launched its new Chemistry in the Olympics website. The site aims to engage students and raise their awareness of the range and depth of chemical science applications in all aspects of sport. It is provides a variety of online resources which include video interviews, tutorials, question sheets and practical ideas for use in class.
Chemistry in the Olympics is introduced by Triathlon World Champion Alistair Brownlee, who describes how his interest in chemistry took him from A-level through to studying degrees in medicine, physiology and sport science. He explains how chemistry fascinates him and affects his training activities and the equipment he uses daily as an athletics champion.
Join in the Global Experiment
Following the huge success of the International Year of Chemistry Global Experiment in 2011, the RSC has also launched its Chemistry in the Olympics Global Experiment for 2012. The aim of the project is for all school students to test the effect of sports drinks on physical activity.
This is not a lab based experiment and members of the public are encouraged to join in too. Schools can upload their results to the Global Experiment data page. The data will be collected, presented in a chart according to age groups and pinned on the Interactive Global Map to share with all the participants worldwide.
The Global Experiment will run from April until the end of June 2012. Further details are available from Chemistry in the Olympics website.
Awareness of the range and depth of chemical science applications in all aspects of sport
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