This year 11/12 chemistry workshop has been designed for home educated children to experience working in a chemistry laboratory. The students will carry out practical chemistry experiments that support parts of NCEA level 1 and 2 chemistry of the New Zealand curriculum as well as parts of Cambridge IGCSE Chemistry.
It is suitable for children aged 14+.
Workshop duration and content:
The workshop runs for 5 hours over one day and consists of a 2 hour theory session, followed by a 3 hour lab session. We will look at solubility of ionic compounds, precipitation reactions and identifying unknown ions.
Students will need to study some chemistry theory beforehand. A list of objectives will be made available to the students. Most year 11 science or chemistry or beginning chemistry books will be suitable for this pre-study.
Theory includes: atoms, ions, ionic compounds, solubility rules and writing balanced equations.