Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Glenbrae Students are Scientists

Yesterday, 36 students from Glenbrae were invited to go to Auckland University to learn more about science. BASF chemicals sponsored our trip and paid for the bus and organised all the materials and helpers we needed to conduct our experiments. We learnt about absorption, floating and sinking, water purification and, best of all, how to make slime. We were given an apron (to keep our clothes safe), some rubber gloves to protect our hands and we wore safety glasses. We used chemicals like alum, charcoal, PVA, crystals and food colouring. We used equipment like beakers, droppers, filters and plastic bags. We learnt that science can be FUN!

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