High School Students Learn Importance of Chemistry In Real Life

By: Al Knox - Email
By: Al Knox - Email

Some local high school spent the day finding out that chemistry can be more fun that just experiments and tests.

Mosinee honors chemistry classes spent the day at UW Stevens Point, learning how paper is made, and why chemistry is so important to the process.

It’s all thanks to the Careers in Action Day put on by UW Stevens Point. The day helps students see how paper is handled from the beginning, to the end. The idea is to display the amount of work that goes into making paper. It’s meant to tie what the kids learn in the classroom to their daily lives.

"We are spending the day showing them how the chemistry they've learned in their honors chemistry class applies to an industrial process of making paper,” says UW Stevens Point Paper Science and Engineer, faculty member, Karyn Biasca.

The students went through six different demonstrations. They talked about things like analyzing fibers and telling how thick or then the fabric is. Students also got to feel and work with the pulp before it was turned into paper.


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