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Recreating London Water

Presented by the Science History Institute

with expert instructor Nyomi Gonzalez

About the Science History Institute

The Science History Institute collects and shares the stories of innovators and of discoveries that shape our lives with a focus on preserving and interpreting the history of chemistry, chemical engineering, and the life sciences. The Institute houses an archive and a library for historians and researchers; a fellowship program for visiting scholars from around the globe; a community of researchers who examine historical and contemporary issues; an award-winning digital content platform that includes videos, articles, and a podcast; an acclaimed museum that is free and open to the public; and a state-of-the-art conference center.

About the class

In June 1939, the King and Queen of England began a North American tour. With a scheduled visit to the White House, a chemical company wrote to Eleanor Roosevelt and offered to recreate London's city water for the king and queen to use in their tea. In this live, online class, students will hear the story of "London water," investigate the political implications of this visit, and practice their observation skills with a water-based scientific experiment.


October 28
Thursday @ 4:00 PM-4:45 PM EDT
1 x 45min session (45 minutes)
All ages welcome
(Best for grades 3-8)


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