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Chemistry Workshop - Nick from Warwick University

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“I think this was a good learning process for the whole school and hopefully some of the teachers. I learned that liquid nitrogen is -196C. Nick also put a banana in the liquid nitrogen and hammered a nail with the banana into a piece of wood because it was so cold and hard that it was just like a real hammer.” Louis - Year 5

 

“I think this was a great lesson because we got an opportunity to learn fun things and A Levels. I learnt that liquid nitrogen is -196C. I also learnt that H2O2 can dissolve your hands. Nick used Luminal to luminise the water.” Eric – Year 5

 

“I think this was a great learning opportunity for the whole school. This man called Nick was entertaining for the younger pupils of The Priors School. He was quite a comedian. Nick put hair gel in a pot and added salt and mixed it; it turned all watery and he called it viscous. Nick told us that the police use Luminal for finding blood at crime scenes.” Leo – Year 5

 

“I think that Nick was a very good scientist and he is very funny. I learned that if you put 100% alcohol in a bottle and burn it, it will make a big flame. The police used Luminol to uncover specks of blood to get DNA. He showed us that if you put dry ice in boiling hot water it made a huge cloud of steam.” Ben – Year 5

 

“I think that it was very interesting and educational. The way he demonstrated the experiments was very funny and entertaining. I learnt that at a crime scene police detectives use Luminol to see where blood is. Another very interesting fact that I learnt is that one sixth of the air we breathe is oxygen, the other part is nitrogen.” Thomas – Year 5

 

“I think this was a great opportunity for all the classes to find out interesting science. I was blown away by the greatness of chemistry. Nick, from Warwick University, taught us some cool things like when you mix fairy liquid and H2O2 and mix you make another chemical and a huge explosion.” Rawdie – Year 5