Is your classroom or school lab lacking electronic or scientific
equipment? Take part in the Xperimania (www.xperimania.net) science
competition - the winning schools from across Europe will be awarded
with funds for scientific resources. Besides, each of the winning
students will receive a media player.
The competition is all about properties and the materials comprising
them. Take for example an umbrella made of synthetic fabrics: what
happens when you pour a glass of water on the umbrella? Can you set up
other easy experiments that show water resistance in action? Can you
find other applications where that specific property is required?
The competition is open for secondary school students aged 10-20 years
old from the European Union, candidate countries and EFTA countries.
Participation is possible only through the online portal
www.xperimania.net. The deadline for submissions is 30 April 2009.
Further information on the Check out the property! competition:
For further information, please contact:
Ann Whent, Appe
Tel. (+32) 02 6767360
Agueda Gras- Velazquez, European Schoolnet
Tel. (+32) 02 790 75 83
Xperimania is organised by the Association of Petrochemicals Producers
in Europe (Appe), and coordinated by European Schoolnet on their behalf.
All schools in the European Union, candidate countries and EFTA
countries are invited to join in. Participating students must be aged
10-20 years old. It is free to participate. Visit www.xperimania.net and
find all the background information and resources needed to get started.
The Association of Petrochemicals Producers in Europe â?? Appe
(www.petrochemistry.net) â?? is the voice of the European petrochemical
industry and brings together about 70 member companies. Appe is part of
Cefic (www.cefic.be), the European Chemical Industry Council
representing about 29,000 large, medium and small chemical companies
which employ about 1.3 million people, and accounting for nearly a third
of world chemical production. It is based in Brussels, Belgium.
European Schoolnet (EUN) is a unique not-for-profit consortium of 31
ministries of education in Europe created in 1997. EUN provides major
European education portals for teaching, learning and collaboration and
leads the way in bringing about change in schooling through the use of
new technology (see www.eun.org).