Crystals and Fizz!

December 6th, 2017

big_bangHow can Christmas be just around the corner? It seems like it was only yesterday that the Big Bang Club were celebrating Guy Fawkes Night investigating how fireworks get their bright colours by flame testing metal salts, burning magnesium and enjoying a sparkler or two.

Since then club members have made solutions and grown crystals of all shapes, sizes and colours from dark nearly black looking multangular chromium potassium sulphate, to feathery green copper chloride and the cubic white crystals of sodium chloride. They have then used these crystals and others to grow some ethereal crystal gardens and some whopping copper sulphate crystals.

The past few weeks have been spent getting into the festive spirit, it has been full swing growing crystal snowflakes to decorate the science department, some Christmas fizz – making bath bombs amongst other seasonal activities including the science Christmas quiz.

If you are intrigued by our activities and are in Year 7 or Year 8 why not pop along to Lab 7, Wednesday lunchtime at 12:30pm and join in the Science fun.