(L-R): Youngsters Shrimon Kesavan, 12, seven-year-old Fahad Mohammed and six-year-old Ayesha Jamal Mohammed undertake a chemistry experiment by making square, smokefilled and double bubbles. This helped introduce them to the phenomenon of surface tension and why, when three bubbles join together, they each form a 120-degree angle.

About 1,000 people, including many primary grade school students, flocked to Malvern Town Centre in Scarborough, Ont. Oct. 25 to explore the fun and fascinating side of chemistry during a special event organized by the Ontario Association of Certified Engineering Technicians and Technologists (OACETT) and the Chemical Institute of Canada. Held in honour of National Chemistry Week, demonstrations included how to produce electrical power from fruits and vegetables, in addition to illustrating alternate sustainable energy, solar power and electro-chemistry innovations.

OACETT took advantage of the event to promote itself to the public with a booth, handing out promotional material, application forms, magazines and brochures in addition to information about how to certify with the organization.