Chemistry is Magic – a 6-week course for beginners

By | June 25, 2016

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This is a repeat of the very successful course run in autumn 2012.

Chemistry is Magic is from 09:45 to 11:45am at the Scout & Guide HQ on Wednesdays as follows: April 13th/20th/ 27th / May 4th/ 11th/18th 2016.

If you missed out on Chemistry at school, but would like to know more, this course is for you.  The course is designed for those with no, or very limited, knowledge of chemistry perhaps from school days and those for whom Chemistry is ‘rusty’ and would like to update.

Learn basic Chemistry through simple topics linked to the real world. The course will start with the chemical elements leading up to examples such as ‘water’, ‘diamonds’, ‘atmosphere’ etc. to illustrate the uses of these basic ideas in subsequent lessons; included will be some simple practical experiments with readily available chemicals – washing soda, vinegar etc. as well as the use of molecular models. Numbers will be limited and you must enrol in advance.

Course Leaders: Patsy Colvin and Marguerita McBride. The charge for the course was £20.


The previous course caused quite a stir!

The 2012 Chemistry is Magic course