Chemistry is Magic

By | June 13, 2016

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The repeat of the successful “Chemistry is Magic” course began with ten enthusiastic “later life learners” finding out about the wonderful world of chemistry. From the creation of the elements when stars explode to the make-up of every day materials, this course introduced complete beginners to the fundamentals of chemistry.

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Presented by experienced chemistry teachers, Patsy Colvin and Marguerita McBride, the six-week course included both basic theory and simple practical experiments with readily available chemicals – washing soda, vinegar etc. Members enjoyed practical exercises to explore the conductivity of solutions containing ionic or covalent compounds.