Christmas Chemical Mix-Up at Super Saturday!

By on Dec 8, 2018 in Blog |


It was a Super Saturday at Nexus today, with a classful of Year 5 students enjoying a Chemistry workshop. A naughty elf had mixed up Mrs Claus’ cookie mixes and the children had to sort them out, as Santa can’t leave on Christmas Eve without first having his special Christmas biscuits.


The investigation involved firstly achieving the coveted Bunsen burner licence, then testing five different white powders using flame tests, iodine, Benedicts’ solution and acetic acid.



At break time, lots of the children enjoyed a game of chess in the dining room at Nexus.


Well done to all the groups, who worked out which was Mrs Claus’s real cookie mix. Christmas is saved!