Home Ed Primary Chemistry
Home Ed Primary Chemistry
In line with government guidelines for children’s educational activities, Fun Science Bath is running a set of 4 chemistry sessions aimed at children aged 5-10 in Bath. These hands on-sessions will involve a range of practical science experiments to introduce children to chemical reactions, states of matter and a basic introduction to atoms and molecules. Sessions are designed so that younger children are introduced to scientific concepts and older children get a chance to delve deeper and expand their scientific vocabulary.
Sessions will run on Tuesdays from 1pm – 2pm at Twerton Village Hall, Landseer Road, BA2 1DX. Please note, we will be running a very thorough cleaning regime and reducing sharing of equipment where possible but, in line with government guidance, children will not be required to socially distance whilst at the session. Masks should be worn by all attending adults unless they have a medical exemption. We ask that adults stay either in the venue or close by – there is a lovely bakery just around the corner! There is no requirement for children to be able to read or write in these sessions.
Week 1 – 29th September – What is a chemical reaction? – Children will be experimenting with chemical reactions that produce bubbles, heat, colour changes and changes of state to help them get to grips with the signs that a chemical reaction has taken place. Older children will be learning the words ‘exothermic’ and ‘endothermic’ and all children will be encouraged to test things out to find out what has happened.
Week 2 – 6th October – States of matter – Children will be experimenting with different states of matter and watching some fire based reactions! They will also be exploring pressure and how the creation of a gas can lead to either an eruption or an explosion, depending on the situation.
Week 3 – 13th October – Biochemistry – This session is all about the chemistry that takes place inside our bodies. We will be exploring digestion and enzymes and testing food for the presence of protein and starch. Even the youngest scientists will be able to understand how food goes through chemical reactions to turn it into poo!
Week 4 – 20th October – Atoms and molecules – In this session we will be using Lego and Molecular Modelling kits to model chemical reactions before carrying out the real versions with real chemicals. Children will see that nothing is created or destroyed in a chemical reaction and that atoms are the Lego of life!