With our web page for the upcoming competition in better shape (link below),
we are looking for anyone that might be interested in translating the page
to different languages. We already have it in Spanish. It will be posted
(linked from this address) and the translator acknowledged. If you (or a
student!) are interested, please let me know! Please forward if
appropriate. Thank you!, Tom Manning
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Subject: Science puzzle competition
if you/your students like to solve puzzles, this is for you!
1. What: Puzzles based on periodic table will be sent to all
competitors and prizes awarded. A competition sponsored/run by students in
Cuba and the U.S.
2. When: March, 2010. The link above provides an on-line sign up form.
3. Who: teams from around the world! There are five divisions; middle
school, high school, 2 college/university levels and open (open division is
anyone from an accountant sitting on the beach in Brazil to a family inside
the Artic circle).
4. Where: the whole competition will be conducted via e-mail. You
pick your location and we forward a dozen puzzles. Those that do the best -
5. How? The web link above provides details on the unique puzzle
(rules) and logistics of the competition. (note: this link will be updated
very soon - it has some errors).
Do I have to be a chemist? No! but you'll learn some chemistry!
Who is this aimed at? Mostly students but anyone can enter.
Why do it? Students will compete against teams around the world - students
Prizes? Yes - they are awarded. But even if your group finished dead-last -
they'll learn quite a bit of chemistry.
Why do this with a class? Lots of reasons - extra credit, substitute for a
lab or a lecture, great team activity.
Where can we do this? You pick the spot - just need access to the internet.
Updated announcement will be sent in 2-3 weeks.
Please forward to any interested parties!
Reference for puzzle: Periodic Puzzles:The
<http://chemeducator.org/first/bibs/s00897092254.htm> Periodic Table,
Element Symbols and Pattern Recognition
DOI 10.1333/s00897092254a Published 22 December 2009, The Chemical
Thomas J. Manning
Editor, Florida Scientist
Professor of Chemistry
Valdosta State University
1500 Patterson Ave
valdosta, Ga 31698
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