In Science Club on the 26th April 2018 the scientists made Thermochromic Kinetic Sand. The young scientists combined chemicals to make a mixture that had the ability to change colour when heat was applied.
The sand changed from a dark purple to a neon pink when the scientists played with the sand due to the heat from the sand.
The method was fairly simple however the technique they had to use was far more complex and tested their practical skills and powers of observation. The Scientists had to combine the chemicals whilst adding small amounts of liquid to ensure the texture was correct if not the sand went too wet and the scientists had to begin again.
Using skills such as these to mix correct quantities of chemicals could be used in industry. This could potentially lead to a career in Chemical Materials and have a potential of earning wages from £21,000-£55,000.