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  8. MAGIC MOLECULES: THE MAGIC OF OXYGEN

MAGIC MOLECULES: THE MAGIC OF OXYGEN

Date: Wednesday 3rd July 2013

Time: 09:28 AM to 03:28 PM

Location : WEST MIDLANDS CHEMISTRY TEACHERS CENTRE

Cost : Free

WEST MIDLANDS CHEMISTRY TEACHERS CENTRE

in association with the Royal Society of Chemistry and Aston University

YEAR 9 / YEAR 10 STUDENTS  LECTURE DEMONSTRATION

WEDNESDAY 3 JULY 2013  at 1.30 pm for an hour

“ MAGIC MOLECULES:  THE MAGIC OF OXYGEN”

Venue:  The Great Hall, Aston University

Presented by Dr Mike Batham and Dr Rob Janes, Open University
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.

The event is FREE but TICKETS are needed.

Interested teachers should apply for tickets by emailing Dr Nigel Briggs briggswmctc@btinternet.com as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.

Please see the WMCTC Website for details: www.wmctc.co.uk