Salters Festival 2014
Approximately 80 students from 20 schools across the province of Leinster recently enjoyed an exciting day of scientific exploration at the Salters’ Festival of Chemistry, which was held by the School of Chemistry. Each school was represented by a team of four 11-13 year olds, who took part in a variety of chemistry practicals, experiments and challenges. During the morning the teams competed in a hands-on, practical activity called ‘The Salters’ Challenge - The Blot Strokes Again!’ in which they used their analytical chemistry skills. In the afternoon, they engaged in the ‘University Challenge’, a practical activity in which they were charged with the task of preparing a chemical recipe for making seven different colours. The day was rounded off with a ‘Flashes and Bangs’ lecture, which involved several demonstrations and required active participation from the students.