Ever wanted to tap in to your inner chemist? Here is your chance! In this activity, students will don lab coats and mix unknown substances into bubbling concoctions and colour changing creations. Students will investigate the outcomes of different chemical reactions, and how they relate to our every-day lives. Using their understanding of chemistry built within the lesson, students will seek to identify unknown substances, and experiment to explore chemical and physical interactions. They will then create colourful explosions to examine different chemical properties from pH to phase changes, thermal interactions of substances, gas production and precipitation, and use an investigative approach to predict, observe and explain what we behold.
This activity aligns with and extends concepts and content within the 7-10 Science syllabus. The focus will be on working scientifically within the Chemical and Physical Worlds strands.