FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE | Wed Mar 23 16:42:03 EDT 2011

Whitehouse School students to conduct global water chemistry experiments for the International Year of Chemistry May 26

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WASHINGTON, May 23, 2011 — Students from Whitehouse School will participate in what may be the world’s largest chemistry experiment in history. They will conduct tests to analyze water from Round Valley Lake for characteristics of clean drinking water and will learn essential water chemistry practices. The hands-on, age-appropriate experiments are part of the International Year of Chemistry 2011

(IYC 2011).Charles Michael Drain, Ph.D., a member of the New York section of the American Chemical Society, will lead the experiments.

What: Whitehouse School students will conduct hands-on water chemistry experiments as part of IYC 2011. During IYC 2011, officially designated by the United Nations, students worldwide will test their local drinking water sources, as well as local lakes, rivers, streams and other bodies of water, and post their analysis to a global, internet data map.

Where: Whitehouse School, 50 Whitehouse Ave., Whitehouse Station, NJ 08889

When: Thursday, May 26 at 10:00 a.m.
Reporters are welcome, but should call ahead if they plan to attend: 908-534-4411.

Who: Whitehouse School students

Note: For directions and more information, visit the Whitehouse School website.

Whitehouse School (WHS) is the sister school to Three Bridges School and is one of the four schools in Readington Township.  It is home to approximately 500 students in grades K-3.

The International Year of Chemistry (IYC) 2011 is a global celebration of chemistry and its contributions to the world around us as officially designated by the United Nations. This worldwide initiative is being celebrated under the auspices of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) and the International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry (IUPAC), and features activities conducted by countries such as the United States that adhere to these organizations.

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