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Chemical Mystery at STEM Summer Camp for girls

By on Aug 1, 2017 in Blog |

Wow! What a fun-packed day of Chemistry at the STEM Summer Camp for girls today! The day began with some games, of which the new favourite isĀ  ‘Giants, Wizards and Elves’.

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In the first STEM session of the day, theĀ girls made a pH column in the Rainbow Fizz activity. The girls showed real skill in handling the chemicals and using the equipment.

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After a break the group made their own indicators with vegetables – they found that red cabbage was the best, making an indicator that made distinctive colours with an acid, an alkali and a neutral solution.

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This afternoon the girls were getting to the bottom of a mystery at Hogwarts. Who had poisoned Dumbledore? The girls used flame tests on samples from the suspects’ shoes to find out!

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