Chemistry week happens every year during November and this year pupils at Breadalbane Academy were lucky enough to be able celebrate in style.
S2 and S3 pupils welcomed researchers from the University of St Andrews as part of the ‘chembus scheme’ and were treated to demonstrations involving liquid nitrogen and dry ice and then were allowed to try to a range of ChemistryWebexperiments which included turning copper coins into what looked like gold (actually brass).
Graham Armstrong of the Academy told Comment: “This was a really exciting experience and a great learning opportunity. In addition, senior pupils were able to borrow an infra-red and UV spectrometer, worth around £60,000 from the Royal Society of Chemistry on which to perform cutting edge experiments.
“It was a great week, highlighting how exciting chemistry can be.”

An Academy pupil is pictured freezing
flowers with liquid nitrogen

 

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