Thursday, 14 June 2018

The Science Bus

Years 5 and 6 were treated to a fantastic afternoon of science. courtesy of Dr. Bestwick and his team of helpers from Sheringham High School.  This year their visit involved the investigation of chemical changes.  

We learnt that to identify a chemical change you needed to have good observational skills using most senses.  Three key things to look for were: an energy change (things getting hotter or colder), a new material being made (something that wasn't there before) and a change being irreversible.

It was wonderful to see Felicity and Alex (last years Year 6 children from school) again, they both did a brilliant job of assisting Dr. Bestwick with the afternoon's activities.

After an hour of investigation we were treated to a bit of a Chemistry Show as our visitors made hydrogen pops (well bangs actually), dancing flames that looked like a twisted unicorn's horn and a huge explosion inside a water cooler bottle.

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