Lab_13 Dovecote teach the Chemists

explaining the experiment

explaining the experiment

On Wednesday the Lab_13 Dovecote Management Team came over to Nottingham Trent University to show a group of Graduate students and STEMNET Ambassadors how Lab_13 works and what is so great about it. This is part of a programme called CHEMworks that the University and Ignite! and STEMNET are running in six secondary schools in Nottingham with the Royal Society of Chemistry.  The idea behind the programme, called Chemistry for All nationally, is to see what works when special resources and activities are offered to schools to encourage more people to study Chemistry and think about careers involving Chemistry.

nice biscuits

nice biscuits

It was great for the Management Team to be at the University explaining how Lab_13 is run at Dovecote. Bryson also explained what his role as Inventor in Residence was and how he responded to the questions that the children bring into the Lab.

The Management Team also demonstrated the power of film canister rockets using different chemicals to make carbon dioxide blow the lids off!

 

 

Bryson had to take evasive action when the film canisters went bang

Bryson had to take evasive action when the film canisters went bang

The adults learned a lot from the Y5 and Y6 members of the Lab_13 Dovecote Management Team – as they are planning to be Scientists in Residence in the schools across the city that are part of the CHEMworks project.

We wish them luck – and thanks for the biscuits!

About lab13network

Lab_13 is a space in a school managed by pupils for pupils to conduct their own research and experiments driven by their curiosity, imagination and enthusiasm, and under the watchful supervision of a Scientist in Residence (not a teacher!!).
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