I entered the silent, deserted room, my eyes blinking and watering in the cloudy, foggy atmosphere. As the strange white fog slowly cleared, faint white footprints appeared across the dark grey carpet. Where did they come from and what do they mean? And what are those powdery fingerprints on the TV screen?
In this programme, we will use detective skills to examine a range of mystery substances. Undertaking a range of investigations such as heating, cooling, melting, solubility and reactions to acid, we will identify and describe the distinctive properties of the mystery substances. We will begin by learning to ask scientific questions, to hypothesise, handle laboratory style equipment and structure and write up investigations.
Students will have the opportunity to follow their own interests in non-toxic chemistry and conduct a practical research project of their choosing.
3 hours per week for 8 weeks, in Term 2
9 - 13 year olds
This programme is part of Science and Maths Thursdays and runs from 9-12:30 pm each week (with a 30 minute brain gym and eating break)