Room With A Boom
Room With A Boom
Room With A Boom
Room With A Boom
Room With A Boom
Room with a Boom!

Local primary school pupils and their families got a fascinating insight into the world of Chemistry at the Chipping Campden Primary Cluster's annual Family Learning Night on Tuesday 7 June.

Nick Barker, a Senior Teacher Fellow from the Chemistry department at the University of Warwick enthralled and inspired an audience of 150 people with his 'Room with a Boom' lecture that demonstrated the amusement, beauty and importance of Chemistry with a series of chemical experiments.

During his practical demonstration lecture, Nick looked at some of the Chemistry in our everyday lives, explored what a chemical reaction was, and explained why the subject never mattered more to humankind.

He covered the fundamental concepts of Chemistry, from atoms and molecules to hydrogen and liquid nitrogen with a series of weird and wonderful chemical reactions – some of which contained loud bangs and flames!

Nick skilfully explained the science behind each remarkable demonstration in a way that appealed to adults and children alike. The audience was treated to amongst other things: colour changing reactions, frozen banana hammers and exploding hydrogen balloons.

We are grateful to the Ogden Trust for its generosity in sponsoring this thought-provoking and exciting science event.


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