Salters' Festival of Chemistry

The Salters' Festival of Chemistry involved two fun-packed laboratory-based sessions, followed by an interactive DVD science quiz and the final prize-giving.

In May we hosted the annual Salters' Festival of Chemistry, welcoming 60 Year 7 and 8 pupils from fifteen different schools from across Wales.

Salters' festival
Salters' festival

The morning Salters' Challenge involved a forensics investigation to solve a murderous crime! The students used flame tests and test-tube reactions to analyse samples collected at the scene of the crime and from the suspects.

The afternoon University Challenge asked the students to produce a new Rainbow pH Indicator. The pupils aimed to make an indicator which gave the best range of colours for acid-to-alkaline solutions.

We would like to thank all teachers and pupils for attending and making the day such a brilliant and fun success.

Salters' festival
Salters' festival

The Chemistry Festivals are an initiative organised by the Salters Institute in collaboration with the Royal Society of Chemistry.

The following schools attended:

Barry Comprehensive School, BarryBassaleg Comprehensive School, NewportBishop Hedley High School, Merthyr Tydfil
Blackwood Comprehensive School, CaerphillyCathays High School, CardiffGlan Afan Comprehensive School, Port Talbot
Glyncoed Comprehensive School, Ebbw ValeLewis School Pengam, CaerphillyPorthcawl Comprehensive School, Porthcawl
Queen Elizabeth High School, CarmathenRougemont School, NewportSt. Alban's R.C. High School, Newport
The Cathedral School, LlandaffYsgol Gyfun Cwm Rhymni, NewportYsgol Gyfun Maes Yr Yrfa, Llanelli

Contact

Dr Simon Pope

Professor Simon Pope

Professor of Inorganic Chemistry and Director of PGR

Email:
popesj@cardiff.ac.uk
Telephone:
+44 (0)29 2087 9316