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Chemistry can be fun

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Posted by Patrick Burgoyne, 15 May 2008, 17:26    Permalink    Comments (8)

We were never that bothered by chemistry at school - the lab coat being such a tricky look to pull off and all - but maybe if they'd explained it like this we'd have paid more attention...

Directed by Hungry Man's Roderick Fenske this spot was commissioned by agency Media Consulta and producer Till Drier for the Marie Curie programme which provides funding and logistical help to students who study science. Apparently, Fenske's father was a scientist who impressed upon the young lad that science was never boring if you just talked about it in the right terms. And so he created a humorous metaphor that was not only educational but reminded people about how much fun science could be. Thus was “Chemical Party/Electricity” born.

8 Comments

Can't... see... on GNU/Linux with Firefox... oof... [tears some hair out; rolls eyes in opposite directions] yar... rrrrff...
Rick
2008-05-16 06:05:40


I want to be this video.
Leon
2008-05-16 11:09:37


It didn't work for me with FF (Mac OSX 10.4.11) either.
themadlolscientist
2008-05-22 05:06:40


Chemistry CAN be fun!
Action Man
2008-05-22 10:42:24


Mac users, watch the video on the European Commission's website: http://ec.europa.eu/research/mariecurieactions/teens/chemical_party_video.htm
Mitchino
2008-06-06 20:46:03


Have to agree, kind of wanted to skip Chemistry but this makes me wish perhaps I had been more attentive!! Oh well, perhaps in another life!
Adirec Torytski
2009-08-30 10:57:40


the problem is that usually the lessons spend too little space to the theory and concepts to practical reality ... lessons become uninteresting.
GADget personalizzati
2012-02-28 14:35:33


I'm also using firefox and can't watch the video. Shame though, Judging by some of the comments, it could have possibly changed my opinion about chemistry.
beagle training
2012-03-26 19:38:10


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