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Magic Molecules - the Magic of Oxygen

Date: Wednesday 3rd July 2013

Time: 10:45 AM to 10:45 AM

Location : Great Hall, Birmingham Aston University

The West Midlands Chemistry Teachers' Centre has another event in the Summer Term this time for students. 

Magic Molecules:  the Magic of Oxygen is a very spectacular lecture demonstration for year 9 and year 10 students. 

The presenters are Dr Mike Batham and Dr Rob Janes of the Open University and they are returning by popular request.  It is on Wednesday 3rd July in the Great Hall of Aston University starting at 1.30 pm for about an hour.

The Magic of Oxygen is all about the weird and wonderful properties of atoms and molecules and one of the most important molecules is oxygen. You can expect a few flashes and bangs along the way as some explosive mixtures are conjured up as our presenters entertain you with a light-hearted look at the work of scientists such as Boyle, Newton and Priestley and recreate some of their experiments in unusual ways. Plenty of bizarre and often unpredictable experiments are included, such as

  • How to find a genie in a teapot
  • How to make toothpaste for an elephant
  • An extraordinary use for marshmallows, and
  • How to make fire from water.

Tickets are needed and a ticket application form must be completed. Please see the WMCTC Website for details: