Salters' Chemistry Festival
Salters Chemistry Festival at Cardiff University
On Wednesday 4th May the School of Chemistry hosted the annual Salters’ Festival of Chemistry, welcoming sixty Year 7 and 8 pupils from fifteen different schools from across Wales. The Festival involved two fun-packed laboratory-based sessions, followed by an interactive DVD science quiz and the final prize-giving.
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.
The School of Chemistry would like to thank all teachers and pupils for attending and making the day such a brilliant and fun success.
The attending schools were:
|Barry Comprehensive School, Barry||Bassaleg Comprehensive School, Newport||Bishop Hedley High School, Merthyr Tydfil|
|Blackwood Comprehensive School, Caerphilly||Cathays High School, Cardiff||Glan Afan Comprehensive School, Port Talbot|
|Glyncoed Comprehensive School, Ebbw Vale||Lewis School Pengam, Caerphilly||Porthcawl Comprehensive School, Porthcawl|
|Queen Elizabeth High School, Carmathen||Rougemont School, Newport||St. Alban's R.C. High School, Newport|
|The Cathedral School, Llandaff||Ysgol Gyfun Cwm Rhymni, Newport||Ysgol Gyfun Maes Yr Yrfa, Llanelli|
For further information contact: Dr Simon Pope