For the summer vacation of 2010, MChem student Aaron Bourne was employed to work within the School of Chemistry here at Newcastle. His role consisted of assisting the Chemistry Outreach Officer in the development of a variety of experiments aimed at primary school students around the region.
His remit was to produce experiments that could be carried out either in our new Outreach Laboratory or could be taken into a local primary school.
It was stressed that all experiments should, if possible, use only household chemicals and items that can be acquired from a local supermarket.
Currently we offer a range of experiments and demonstrations linked to a various areas of the national curriculum. These experiments include:
Also available are a bank of experiments that can be used 'just for fun' to show students the excitement that Chemistry can offer. These are aimed to enthuse students into thinking about studying sciences later in their education without losing interest at a young age.
Please contact us for more details with regards to these experiments.
If you would like to receive any more information about the primary school experiments that we currently offer at Newcastle, to be added to our emailing list, make a booking or to request one of our Outreach brochures, please do not hesitate to contact:
Chemistry Outreach Officer
0191 208 8542
Admissions and Outreach Secretary
0191 222 7069