CITIES is a COMENIUS project (129193 - CP - 1 - 2006 - 1 - DE – COMENIUS – C21 ) planned in 2006 and ran from 01.10.2006 until 30.09.2009.
In many European countries, there is an urgent need to interest more young people in studying chemistry. Key factors influencing their choice are their secondary school teachers. The COMENIUS project CITIES will produce four teacher training modules which will help teachers to make their chemistry lessons more appealing to students by placing the subject in the context of their daily lives. Besides basic information on European aspects of the chemical industry and chemistry teaching, CITIES will offer course material with “hands on” experiments and a homepage that presents people and products, linking everyday benefits, the making of products and their chemical background in an interactive way.