Once again the Chemistry at Work Day hosted by Aylesbury Grammar School proved very popular.
Their Year 8 students saw a typical wide range of demonstrations including: how the police use Chemistry, how bees use Chemistry and how important gel is in cosmetics (plus making it). Also how copper is refined and used, how poisons work on people and the solving of historic cases with Chemistry and how we ensure the water in the swimming pools is safe, as well as the dangers of asbestos, including why we still use it, and the links between Chemistry & Psychology when we are under stress, and controlling this, plus the opportunity to learn about the many different types of earthworms and handling them.
The school is now planning a date to host this annual event again next year.
This popular Royal Society of Chemistry supported annual event, for Key Stage 3 and 4 students, is running from Tuesday 10th to Thursday 12th June 2014 at the Milton Keynes City Discovery Centre in Bradwell Abbey, Milton Keynes. It now has most of its demonstrations and student groups in place though a few spaces still remain.
The schools bring their student in supervised groups of 15 to 20 on one of more of the days and the students, who attend for a day, take part in eight half-hour demonstrations given by professional demonstrators and experienced volunteers who show them how Chemistry, and the related sciences, are part of work and everyday life.
Teachers interested in bringing students please contact us as soon as possible for details, including timings and entry charges.
St Michael’s Catholic School in High Wycombe are hosting the first C@W event of the Summer Term and already nearly all the demonstration slots are filled. Several demonstrators are checking their work schedules to see if they can come and with these on board we hope to fill the event before Easter.
Our first “Chemistry at Work” events of 2014 are taking place in March again. All demonstrators are now booked and ready to perform at Tring School and Aylesbury Grammar School as well as Ashton Middle School in Dunstable which is hosting Chemistry at Work for the first time.