Remember, remember the 5th of November…
But does anyone remember the indoor fireworks that were so popular when I was growing up? More
Down in the South of the UK where Snapshot Science hails from, the snow has long since melted and is it now practically tropical compared to the chilly North.
Assuming you are not sick to death of the very mention of the s-word, here are some snowy ideas for fun science lessons for the end of term which you could use (if school is open of course). More
Bonfire night gives a great opportunity to put an exciting spin on chemistry.
Of course – you can demonstrate flame tests; sprinkle iron filings into a Bunsen flame to make a pretty sparkler affect or carry out a spot of fire-writing (see weblink below).
All of these are fun but tend to fill the lab with smoke and mess, not to mention they can only be done with classes who are on their best behaviour. More
The Nobel prize for physics was awarded this year to two scientists working in Manchester for their work on developing graphene and creating a method to make it in large quantities.
Graphene is an individual layer in graphite – the material pencil ‘leads’ are made from so the chances are that you have some of this amazing nanomaterial lying around you right now. More