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St. Mary's Catholic Primary School

St. Mary's Catholic Primary School

A place of educational excellence with Christ at the centre

Fizz, Bang, Pop!!

Dr. Tim and Dr. Johnny Visit from the Bristol ChemLabS

The Children of Years 2-6 were mesmerised by their visitors from Bristol ChemLabS, who wowed them with a special science assembly called  ‘Gases in the Air’ .

As well as learning about the properties of some of the gases in our Earth's atmosphere, 

  •  including how oxygen is produced and why nitrogen is much more interesting when it cools down.
  • There was an introduction to carbon dioxide and the chemistry of ‘Acids & Alkalis’.
  • And the processes of combustion and photosynthesis were explained with many links throughout to the topic of ‘Solids, Liquids & Gases’.

Throughout the talk  there were exciting demonstrations involving liquid nitrogen, oxygen foam, dry ice and a few explosions! 

The Assembly was paid for by the Primary Science Teaching Trust (PSTT) as part of an award which Mrs. Blincow received when she won Science Teacher of the Year.