WHO WE ARE
We are Chemgeneration - BASF’s Pan-European science program based on free interactive workshops for high school students.
Our ultimate mission is science popularization and engaging high-school students in discovering chemistry and learning about its role in building sustainable future.
The Earth’s surface is covered with ¾ of water. Only 2.5% of that amount is fresh water and only 30% of fresh water is suitable for drinking. That is why water loves filtration.Chemgeneration will teach you how to make a water filtration system. We’ll give you sand and fine and coarse gravel to fill a lab funnel. After pouring some water through the system, you’ll realize how waste, pollution and unsustainable management of resources can be solved with a proper water management solution.
Have you ever thought about making a personally-branded piece of paper? We’ll teach you how to do it by mixing old newspapers with sodium hydroxide, water, starch, and a simulating press machine.Newspaper is only one of the products made of trees and we are sure you can think of a number of others. Decades ago 60% of Earth’s surface was covered with trees and today forests cover about 30%. Because of that, paper loves recycling.
If you made it to our third experiment, you can probably guess that plastic loves degradation. Actually, not every type of plastic loves it, but we’ll hook you up with the types that do. Some types of plastic need one thousand years to dissolve in the environment, which means that bags we throw away today will be dissolved in about 3018. Luckily, on our third stage, we’ll show you that some innovative plastic materials are fully degradable.
Tin is 50-75% recyclable and a single recycled can saves enough energy to power a television for 3 hours. Using electrolysis, tin or any other metal can be extracted and restored to perfect state with the value of a newly-mined ore. Metal-extraction processes are infinite and they leave no waste. And that is why metal-recycling loves electrolysis.On our last stage, you’ll use tin to see how electrolysis works. You’ll deliver tin to its elementary state and you’ll enjoy in creating ice-covered surface.
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