Screaming jelly babies and cannon fire at Salters Festival of Chemistry

60 students from 15 schools in the East Midlands will enjoy an exciting day of chemistry at the Salters' Festival of Chemistry to be held at the University on Thursday 23 April.

Each school will be represented by a team of four 11-13 year olds. During the morning the teams will take part in a competitive, hands-on, practical activity, “The Salters’ Challenge” - “Trouble at the Salt Mine!” in which they will use their analytical chemistry skills. 

In the afternoon, they will compete in the “University Challenge”, a practical activity chosen by the University, in which they will be required to create an own brand indicator using the contents of a basic chemistry set.

This will be followed by a fun lecture by Dr Corey Evans involving liquid nitrogen, screaming jelly babies, cannon fire and luminous colour changes.

The day will end with a Prizegiving at which all participants will be given individual fun prizes and participation certificates and the winning teams will be awarded prizes for their schools.

The Salters' Festivals of Chemistry are an initiative of The Salters' Institute, whose aim is to promote the appreciation of chemistry and related sciences amongst the young, and to encourage careers in the teaching of chemistry and in the UK chemical and allied industries.

For more information visit the website here.

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