Chemistry Why does it matter?

Student Workshops

Polymorph and Slime & Iodine Clock Experiment

Polymorph and Slime
Students will mix their own slime with different colours at this experiment. How to change the physical properties of the slime by changing the proportion of the chemicals? They will find out the answer at this workshop. Students will also be introduced to thermoplastic polymorph.

Iodine Clock Experiment
With this experiment, students will investigate dilution and learn how to measure volume accurately to facilitate chemical reactions.

Curriculum links:
Science curriculum S1-3: Unit 1 Introducing Science and Unit 14 Materials of the Modern World

Date Time
9.3.2015 (Mon) 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
 
Venue:
Laboratory, Hong Kong Science Museum
Speakers:
The Bristol ChemLabS of School of Chemistry, University of Bristol
Reservation:
Teachers can register online through the Training Calendar on the Education Bureau website at tcs.edb.gov.hk
Remarks:
  • Conducted in English (with Cantonese interpretation provided by Theatre Noir)
  • Suitable for secondary students (S1-3) and teachers
  • The workshops aim to have teachers and students learning together. Priority will be given to teachers who bring with them 1 – 9 students
 

Green energy - Solar Cells and Biofuels

This activity will introduce students to some of the issues faced by society surrounding energy and the environment and how science may play a part in reducing these problems. The University of Bath is heavily involved in cutting-edge research to meet these challenges through the Department of Chemistry’s Centre for Sustainable Chemical Technologies and the University’s Institute of Sustainable Energy and the Environment. Students will be challenged to make and test their own solar cells and biofuels based on some of this technology but using everyday materials.

Curriculum link:
Science curriculum S1-3: Unit 4 Energy

Date Time
16.3.2015 (Mon) 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
 
Venue:
Laboratory, Hong Kong Science Museum
Speakers:
Outreach team of Department of Chemistry, University of Bath
Reservation:
Teachers can register online through the Training Calendar on the Education Bureau website at tcs.edb.gov.hk
Remarks:
  • Conducted in English (with Cantonese interpretation provided by Theatre Noir)
  • Suitable for secondary students (S1-3) and teachers
  • The workshops aim to have teachers and students learning together. Priority will be given to teachers who bring with them 1 – 9 students
 

Slime Time & Make Your Own Fizzy Bath Bomb

Slime Time
Slime is a strange substance. Left to its own devices, it oozes like a liquid; give it a push or a pull, and it's stiff like a solid.  This workshop looks at materials, how they change and transform, and involves making slippery slime.

Make Your Own Fizzy Bath Bomb
Make Your Own Fizzy Bath Bomb explores how the ratios of materials in a chemical reaction affect the amount of product, and how different factors can affect chemical reactions by making simple bath fizzers using everyday household ingredients.

Curriculum link:
Science curriculum S1-3: Unit 14 - Materials of the Modern World

Date Time
17.3.2015 (Tue) 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
 
Venue:
Laboratory, Hong Kong Science Museum
Speakers:
Outreach team, London Science Museum
Reservation:
Teachers can register online through the Training Calendar on the Education Bureau website at tcs.edb.gov.hk
Remarks:
  • Conducted in English (with Cantonese interpretation provided by Theatre Noir)
  • Suitable for secondary students (S1-3) and teachers
  • The workshops aim to have teachers and students learning together. Priority will be given to teachers who bring with them 1 – 9 students