International Year of Chemistry, 2011

UNESCO - United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization IUPAC - International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry

Partners for the
International Year of Chemistry 2011

See all Activities

Nature & Chemistry

Activity by Adarsh Bhatti   |   added on Dec 09, 2010   |   India Official_iyc_logo

Sponsor(s): NBS GURUKUL & MGN UE II Jalandhar

We are one with the nature. We are made up of same elements as the universe. By simple fun experiments we can create interest in common man about Chemistry & can remove their superstitions ,that unholy Godman are exploiting.



MATERIAL REQUIRED      : Dry pieces of paper, a metal plate (20 cm  diameter), potassium Permanganate powder, glycerine


PREPARATION               :           1. Arrange some pieces of paper on a metal plate.


                                          2. Put a piece of paper with some potassium permanganate

                                                                Powder in the centre.


PERFORMANCE     1. Acting as if you are pouring ‘ghee’ , put two or three drops of glycerine Over the potassium permanganate powder.


2. Glycerine reacts with potassium permanganate.  First smoke comes

    Out and then the pieces of paper start burning with flame.


EXPLANATION : Sufficient heat is evolved in the reaction between potassium

                          Permanganate and glycerine.  This heat burns the paper pieces.


PRECAUTIONS                    :           1. Use fine grains of potassium permanganate.


                                                            2. Use glycerine in appropriate quantity (1-2 tea spoonfuls).

Many such experiments will be performed.

This Event is also Sponsored by S.Dinesh Publications, India & Radio Mantra 91.9 FM- ''Life Ka Mantra''

Topic: celebrating chemistry Audience: students, professional chemists, professors, educators, general public, universities, teachers, research scientists, women chemists, tertiary education, educational institutions, secondary schools, secondary school students, high schools, school children, graduate students


Adarsh Bhatti | Jan 18, 2011 03:46PM

I believe that Science is the study of Nature.  Science has to be learnt, it cannot be taught.  Teachers can serve only as guides and help students to learn science on their own.  And what is most important, science can be learnt not through textbooks, but by directly observing nature, asking questions and trying experiments with their own hands.

To create interest among the masses , I wish to share the following points :-

(i)                Origin of universe – Big bang theory & Religious beleifs.

(ii)              Relation between Science & Nature.

How laws of nature can be learnt through Science , so that human beings can make this world a better place to live with greater undersatnding .

Adarsh Bhatti | Feb 12, 2011 10:47AM

Scientists too have been looking towards God and religion in this state of darkness .Religion adds another dimension i.e., the sixth sense. This is also called perception or intuition. The real research is in researching the cause and the effect. The tragedy is that the scientists are caught in observing the mirage, the maya the creation, and not its Creator. Their observations are of the effect and not the cause; of the action and not the producer. The God is the cause and the maya is the effect. The subject is thus forgotten and the activity is observed. These observations are of transitory things and not of permanent nature. The observed are all changeable. That is why the principles created by science keep on changing and do not stand for long.

Want to submit your own activity or comment?

In order to do so you need to be part of the IYC network. Please or sign up now.

Join the IYC Network