Chemistry Exploration Program 2018

November, 27 - The Faculty of Industrial Sciences & Technology (FIST) of Universiti Malaysia Pahang (UMP) welcomes the Form Four students of the SM Chong Hwa, Kuantan for the Chemistry Exploration program on the 8th of November 2018.  The one-day program that took place at the FIST Chemistry Labs was aimed to expose students to the application of chemistry in various aspects and to spark students’ interest in science through challenging, exciting and meaningful activities.

Students learned about the concept of polymerization and emulsification which are not only critical to the food and consumer industries, but also to their daily lives. In the lab, they had fun making their own bioplastics and discovering the emulsifying properties of several food-based substances.

They also learned about the extraction process and then relate that to the items available in their surroundings. The students also had the hands-on experience conducting their own extraction of the plant of their choice using the Soxhlet apparatus, thus learning the about the concept by observing the progression of their extraction and relating that to the topic on the factors affecting reaction rate that they learned at school.

FIST would like to thank SM Chong Hwa students and teachers for their excellent participation and hope that they have enjoyed their time exploring Chemistry during the program.

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