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The University of Southampton

Salters’ Festival of Chemistry

Published: 28 March 2011
Having fun with Chemistry

120 students from 30 schools in the South Coast geographic region will enjoy an interesting fun-filled day of chemistry at the Salters' Festival of Chemistry to be held at The University of Southampton on 5th and 7th April 2011.

Each participating school will be represented by a team of four 11-13 year olds.

During the morning the teams will take part in a competitive, hands-on, practical activity, “The Salters’ Challenge” - “There’s been a Murder!” in which they will use their analytical chemistry skills. In the afternoon, they will compete in the “University Challenge”, a practical activity chosen by the University, in which they will be required to demonstrate their chemistry synthesis skills. This will be followed by a fun lecture involving spectacular yet informative experiments.
The day will end with a Prizegiving at which all participants will be given individual fun prizes and participation certificates and the winning teams will be awarded prizes for their schools.

The Salters' Festivals of Chemistry are an initiative of The Salters' Institute, whose aim is to promote the appreciation of chemistry and related sciences among the young. The Festival at The University of Southampton is one of a series of fifty-three Festivals which are taking place at Universities throughout the UK and the Republic of Ireland between March and June 2011.

The Institute is delighted that the Royal Society of Chemistry is again working in partnership with it for the Festivals this year.

The Festival at The University of Southampton is sponsored by the Salters’ Institute in partnership with The Royal Society of Chemistry and staff in the School of Chemistry.

A fun-filled day of chemistry
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