My son went to his new secondary school open day and was entranced by the Science dept!
For a start, they all had to put on 'Scientist' type white coats or aprons, write a name badge and take a pair of goggles. So they felt the part right away.
They made sparklers (don't know the recipe - sure someone will know), and dipped compounds and burnt them over the bunsen to do a flame test and recorded their results on a chart.
Other fun activities were based on simple Forensics. They were told that they were in a crime scene and had to use chromatography to establish which criminal's pen had been used and identifying hairs under a microscope to help support their decision (They were given slides of dog hair and human so it was easy to see the difference)
Hope this helps!
Catherine (aka Cat)
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