A selection of videos from the International Year of Crystallography playlist on YouTube

[Stephen Curry]

Concurso de Cristalización en la Escuela (Andalucia)

The Crystallization Competition in  Schools in Spain aims to introduce the importance of crystallography and its applications to secondary school students. It takes advantage of the natural attraction of the crystallization phenomenon. The competition,  begins with crystallization and crystallography courses for school teachers, and then allows students to learn how to work as scientists in the lab, to enjoy scientific teamwork and present their results as researchers would do in a scientific conference.. It is organized by the Spanish National Research Council (CSIC) and the Specialized Spanish Group of Crystallography and Crystal Growth (GE3C), and funded by the Spanish Foundation of Science and Technology (FECYT), among other sponsors.

This national edition of the competition, the sixth, is one of the activities of the International Year of Crystallography and has generated enormous interest within the educational community. More than 7,000 students, 286 teachers and 189 schools have taken part.

During April, the best 40 crystallization projects from all over Spain were selected from eight semi-finals that took place in Andalusia, Aragon, Catalonia, Asturias-Galicia-Cantabria, Valencia, Canarias, Madrid and Alcalá de Henares.

This report, broadcast during the Spanish Canal Sur programme Con-Ciencia, shows the event in Andalusia.

Category: Science & Technology. Duration: 7m 59s
Licence: Standard YouTube Licence