“Dow Chemistry Classroom” Expanded to Elementary School Level, Inspiring the Love of Science among Thai Youth
Rayong - June 30, 2017 -
Dow Thailand Group, Chemical Society of Thailand under the Royal Patronage of Prof. Dr. H.R.H. Princess Chulabhorn Walailak, National Science Museum (NSM), and Rayong Elementary Educational Area District Office 1 continue “Dow Chemistry Classroom” project by setting the small-scale chemistry laboratory training for elementary school teachers for the first time. A total of 123 teachers from 65 schools in Rayong attended the training session at Soi Phet 1 room, Golden City Hotel. Three generations of role-model science teachers from the project joined together to share their insights and knowledge of using small-scale chemistry laboratory technique as well as how to safely operate chemical substances that can be adapted with the elementary school level’s curriculum. The objective is to arm elementary school teachers with innovative experimental techniques so they can incorporate into their course structure and classroom materials, making chemistry class safer, more interesting, and more relatable.
About Dow Chemistry Classroom Project
Dow Thailand Group is determined to bolster science knowledge among the youth by collaborating with Chemical Society of Thailand under the Royal Patronage of Prof. Dr. H.R.H. Princess Chulabhorn Walailak. “Dow Chemistry Classroom” project was initiated with the intention to support chemistry class at schools through the use of a small-scale chemistry laboratory technique which is an effective and safe experiment method that simplifies chemical experiment while reducing chemical wastes. Students can obtain a hands-on experience from conducting the experiments themselves not just listening from the lectures. “Dow Chemistry Classroom” project aims to enhance teachers and students’ capability through science study, particularly chemistry, with a small-scale chemistry laboratory technique. The method is recognized by UNESCO and practiced internationally in chemistry classes around the world including the United Kingdom, Germany, Austria, Mexico, the Philippines, Japan, China, and Cambodia. This is considered to be the first time that the private sector has concretely adopted a small-scale chemistry laboratory method for Thai educational system.
About Dow Thailand Group
Consisting of Companies of Dow Chemical Thailand and the SCG-Dow Group, Dow Thailand Group, the leading science group of companies in Thailand, is the largest manufacturing base of Dow Chemical in the Asia-Pacific region and a leading importer of chemical products for diverse industries in Thailand, including those for agriculture and household pesticides. The group is committed to developing science-driven innovations and strives to form effective collaboration and networks to bring about sustainability for its business as well as society.