Salters' festival of Chemistry
On Wed 25 April Queen's College competed in the annual Salters' festival of Chemistry. The event was held at UCL which despite its close proximity seemed a vast distance to walk in the pouring rain! This year Queen's was represented by an excellent team of Year 8 students, Ellie (2W), Anna (2S), Annie (2W) and Sara (2G). The girls worked extremely well together and completed each of the two challenges in a logical and scientific manner. In the morning the group had to solve a murder case by analysing forensic evidence. Fortunately this was not a real crime, as we selected the wrong culprit! In the afternoon, the team had to make a solution of a certain temperature by mixing different amounts of reactants in an exothermic reaction. The highlight of the day was a series of demonstrations by Dr Andrea Sella which included dipping fingers in liquid nitrogen, an exploding bin, and creating instant raspberry and chocolate ice cream. Despite not coming in the top three schools this year, it was a truly memorable day out. Well done to the team.
Posted: 2 May 2012