Chemistry education holistically integrates science and society so that knowledge is constructed and owned in a pragmatic manner for sustenance of the ecosystem. In an attempt to institutionalise chemical concepts and drives of humanitarian actions for sustenance, the role of chemistry and technology has been emphasized. These laudable intentions and achievements have resulted in degradation of the environment as pollutants from chemical production and use end up in the ecosystem. These have led to climate change, food crisis, financial crisis, poverty, water scarcity, poor health, migration and urbanization, thereby creating conditions for humanitarian challenges. A pragmatic way of exposing students to real life experiences in a safe, fun-filled environment, with simple, cost-effective, but appropriate resources would be presented so that chemistry would be seen not only as an integral part of everyday life, but for sustainability of the environment, and mitigation of humanitarian challenges in a meaningful manner.

Authors: Ruby Hanson, Charles Hanson

Published in: Canada International Conference on Education, 2023

  • Date of Conference: 26-28 June, 2023
  • DOI: 10.20533/CICE.2023.0040
  • Electronic ISBN: 978-1-913572-58-7
  • Conference Location: Residence and Conference Centre, Toronto, Canada