Technocopia is maker space located in Worcester, MA.  We provide our members with workspace and access to a bunch of tools to work on whatever they can dream up!


Contextual Chemistry II

Tuesdays, 10am-12:30pm, Jan 23rd - May 1st
Ages: 13-17
Instructor: Lauren Monroe
Fee: $450 (deposit $100)

Contextual Chemistry is a high school level chemistry class designed to give a strong foundation in chemistry with engaging labs that compliment class concepts. This 14 class semester will teach the following topics: thermodynamics, calorimetry, a history and science of fossil fuels and renewable energies, nuclear chemistry, modern materials and pharmacology. All classes have a chemistry laboratory and relevant current event material to link concepts with every day applications. Homework assignments and lab reports are accompanied with the course. Examples of labs and topics include:

  • Calorimetry: Food as fuel and the measurement of calories
  • Combustion and Bond Energies: Comparing the net energies of fuels 
  • Bio-diesel Production: Students will make bio-diesel from waste vegetable oil
  • Renewable Energies: Solar cell, raspberry pulp cell and hydrogen fuel cell experimentation
  • Nuclear Chemistry: Discussions in nuclear energy, weapons and waste
  • Modern Materials: Plastics and Nano Products
  • Modern Medicine: A history and science of natural and synthetic medicines and drugs

Visit the chemistry photo gallery to see pictures of past teenage engagement in this very popular class! 

This class is a continuation of Contextual Chemistry in the Fall 2017 session. New students are encouraged to join.

44 Portland Street 6th Floor
Worcester MA, 01608
Ph. 774.420.2244