CHEM W10 Sights, Sound, Flavors, & Fragrances. Our senses provide more than simply a means of interacting with the world. They can inspire joy, provide warning of danger, and stir up old memories, or they can mislead us as with optical illusions. This course uses a hands-on approach to explore the ranges and limits of our senses. Through daily activities such as making and tasting salsas with a collection of spices, simulating multiple forms of color blindness, comparing the range of sounds that are perceived, tasting food without the benefit of smell or sight, and observing aromas used in sales and marketing, students learn to fully engage their senses. Students also gain an appreciation of the current chemical and biochemical understanding of their senses. Evaluation is based on class participation, daily blogs, and a final group project. This course assumes no prior knowledge of chemistry or biochemistry. Fee: $25. E. Arnoys, K. Sinniah. 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
IDIS W18 Bridge, A Card Game for Life. D. Vander Griend. 8:30 a.m. to noon.
IDIS W80 Fluorescence: Science & Uses. M. Muyskens. 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.