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Things I can participate
« on: November 06, 2004, 02:05:01 AM »
hi, I am interest in chemistry, and I wonder what I can do outside my chemistry class. Like any other activities, competitions...I want to major in chemistry, what can I do to prepare?(I am taking chemistry in my high school right now, it's my first year :) )
thank you for the suggestion


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Re:Things I can participate
« Reply #1 on: November 10, 2004, 04:52:04 PM »
i can think of a few projects you can try:

1. make a electrochemical cell out of a lemon. it converts chemical potential
    energy to useful electrical energy.

2. make your own fire extinguisher. either powder or gas extinguisher.
    hint: baking powder + vinegar -> carbon dioxide.
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Re:Things I can participate
« Reply #2 on: November 13, 2004, 02:49:12 AM »
I found a website called ACS.org, it's like a community or something, how does it work?
can evreryone participate?

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Re:Things I can participate
« Reply #3 on: November 13, 2004, 05:26:46 AM »
ACS is the professional society for Chemists. You won't find a bboard there if that's what you are looking for.
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Re:Things I can participate
« Reply #4 on: November 14, 2004, 10:20:59 PM »
oh ok

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Re:Things I can participate
« Reply #5 on: January 04, 2005, 11:55:21 PM »
Be sure to take AP Chemistry
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Re:Things I can participate
« Reply #6 on: January 05, 2005, 11:01:19 AM »
Taking the SATII in Chemistry is also a good idea.  This way when you apply to college you'll have standardized test results to show off your prowess.  (In addition to the AP Exam).  When I was in high school I took AP Chemistry and scored a 5 on the exam.  I also took the SAT II in Chemistry two times.  The first time I scored a 790 out of 800, and when I took it the second time I nailed a perfect 800.   ;D  (Sorry, I had to brag.  hehe).  
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« Reply #7 on: May 20, 2005, 11:56:50 AM »
I am taking AP Chemistry right now, and I didn't do that well on the Free Response section on the AP Test. Anyway, I'll take the SATII for Chemistry around the end of this year. The school is almost over, and we finish the lectures, do you think I can do any labs just for fun?

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Re:Things I can participate
« Reply #8 on: May 20, 2005, 04:59:41 PM »
SAT II Chemistry, SAT II Maths and SAT II Physics are designed for you to get 100% (in my opinion). LOL. Almost everyone from my pre-university class got 100% for SAT II.
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« Reply #9 on: May 30, 2005, 05:27:18 AM »
you can just refer to other chemically oriented books and gain some knowledge as you are so interested in chemistry. you can also do some small projects in chemical industries if you are interested. :)

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« Reply #10 on: June 16, 2005, 01:09:16 AM »
You can also start an element collection.  You'd be surprised how many you find just looking around your house.   If you get a book, get one that has reactions you can do at home.  Because, you can't become a chemist without messing up some kitchen equipment.  Or at least that's what I told my mom.  It didn't work for me, but I'm sure someone's mom will believe that.

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« Reply #11 on: July 11, 2005, 01:19:30 AM »
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you can also do some small projects in chemical industries if you are interested.
How would I do that?
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You can also start an element collection.  You'd be surprised how many you find just looking around your house.  If you get a book, get one that has reactions you can do at home.  Because, you can't become a chemist without messing up some kitchen equipment.  Or at least that's what I told my mom.  It didn't work for me, but I'm sure someone's mom will believe that.
element collection? sounds fun. But will it most be compounds? Can you tell me more about it?

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Re:Things I can participate
« Reply #12 on: July 11, 2005, 01:38:48 AM »
I found an article about collecting elements on the site  :D
I'll read that first  ;D

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Re:Things I can participate
« Reply #13 on: July 13, 2005, 12:46:42 AM »
I found an article about collecting elements on the site  :D
I'll read that first  ;D

I wish EVERYBODY would search the site.  Especially the people who post one question and then never come back :P

They never give Scooby Snacks either.  >:(
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Re:Things I can participate
« Reply #14 on: July 20, 2005, 07:07:08 PM »
They never give Scooby Snacks either.  >:(

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