Science Club

Thermochromic Kinetic Sand

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.

Soap Powered Boats

In Science Club on the 19th April 2018 the scientists made Soap Powered Boats. The scientists designed and created their own boats. They had to consider aerodynamics and buoyancy of their boat whilst creating it. Once the design was complete the boats where raced and powered by soap. The tension in the water allowed the soap to power the boats. There was multiple races and some boats did sink in action!

Designing boats could lead to a career in marine engineering and could potentially lead to earning wages from £30,000-60,000. 

 

Please feel free to attend this free club in room 88 on Thursdays after school with Miss Smith.

Next week we will be screening a special David Attenborough event and selling sweets and snacks to raise money for cancer Macmillan.

Fire Extinguishers

In Science Club on the 12th April 2018 the scientists made Fire Extinguishers. The scientists combined chemicals to make a mixture that had the ability to extinguish fires. The method was fairly simple however the technique was far more complex. Scientists had to combine the chemicals quickly place the bung and nozzle as the product released extremely fast. The scientists then had to point the nozzle at the fire to extinguish. 

Making chemicals alike this in industry could potentially lead to a career in Chemical Materials and have a potential of earning wages from £23,000-£46,000.

Homemade Lava Lamps

Pupils learned how to make their very own lava lamps to take home using cooking oil , plastic bottle, food dye, water and an alka selzer. Pupils learnt about a possible career path into becoming an Analytical Chemist to which they could earn up to £40,000!

Halloween Glow in the dark Slime

We used Borax, PVA Glue and Glow in the dark powder to make a special mix of Slime. We added a few special Halloween decorations for an extra touch. Pupils worked making slime and learned about a possible career path into becoming a Materials Chemist.

Making bath bombs

Pupils made their own bath bombs and left them to set over night. With a secret recipe from the shop Lush itself pupils added a hint of lavender to their bath bombs for the perfect scent. Pupils also learnt about a possible career in Cosmetic Science which could lead them into a career that could earn themselves a wage from £22,000 - £56,000.

Unpoppable bubbles

Pupils where given a bucket full of pre-made unpoppable bubble mix. The mix was a liquid version of slime which allowed the bubbles to not pop. The pupils had to attempt to bounce their bubbles across the bench as many times as possible! The highest bouncer was 7 times! There was a special mix of glow in the dark bubbles also! Pupils learnt about a possible career in Analytical Chemistry which could earn themselves a wage from £24,000- £46,000.

Rocket Balloons

Pupils worked in NASA themed teams to race balloon rockets across a rope. The team with the most dynamic and streamline design won! Teams used materials such as a balloon, card, straws, feathers and much more! Pupils learnt about a possible career in Physics which could earn themselves a wage ranging from £25,000- £59,000.

Please reload

Notre Dame Catholic College

Established 1869

Outlook.com_icon.svg.png

Contact Us

© Copyright 2019 by Notre Dame Catholic College.

Executive Headteacher: Mr M Symes Head of School: Mrs A Costello

Tel: 0151 330 5122

Email: ao@notredame.liverpool.sch.uk

Address

Notre Dame Catholic College

180 Great Homer Street, Liverpool

L5 5AF