Career and Earth Day Videos For Youth
Chemists Celebrate Earth Day 2014 focused on the topic of water. The videos below are a great resource for an elementary/middle school audience to show what chemists and chemical engineers do. Examples of ways in which the videos can be used include: viewing during the morning announcements or during a Chemists Celebrate Earth Day event, presentation at a career day program, sharing via social media, etc.
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All About Droughts
Featuring Collins Balcombe
Balcombe works for the US Bureau of Reclamation, which is responsible for water projects in the western United States, including water management, dams, hydroelectric power, and more. Apart of Balcombe’s job is to keep drinking water safe and find new ways to re-use the water that we flush away everyday.
Cleaning Up Our Water
Featuring Anne Morrissey
Morrissey is a research chemist and engineer at Dublin City University. Her focus is on medicines that end up in the environment. It’s up to Anne Morrissey to figure out how to get potentially harmful pharmaceuticals out of the water supply, and she’s doing it using one of the most plentiful things on the planet: sunlight.
Transforming Tech Toys
Featuring Aydogan Ozcan
Ozcan is a research professor at the University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA). Ozcan takes everyday gadgets like cell phones and turns them into powerful, mobile laboratories. He’s made a cell phone into a blood analyzer, a bacteria detector, and now has built a device that turns a cell phone into a water tester that can detect mercury at very small levels.