Saturday Chemistry Club
Saturday Chemistry Club
Join us at the Ascension Church Hall, Bath for our brand new course of fun, practical chemistry sessions. These sessions will run from 10am-11am and are suitable for children aged 4-10. Children will be split into two separate Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2 groups to ensure they learn at their own pace. Due to new Covid-19 restrictions, we ask that parents do not enter the venue but we have access to a walled garden which parents are welcome to visit during the session with any younger siblings. There is free parking at the hall and we are only a 10 minute walk from Moorland Road Shops. The price is £39 for the entire block of six sessions.
Sessions and Dates
Week 1 – 9th January – 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 – 16th January – 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 – 23rd January – 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 – 30th January – Everyday chemistry – Chemistry can be found all around us – in nature, in our bodies, in the sweets we eat and in lots of things we use everyday. In this session, we will be exploring the chemistry of sweets, trying out some ‘magic’ tricks that are actually science and spotting chemical reactions in lots of every day products.
Week 5 – 6th February – 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!
Week 6 – 13th February – Designing an experiment – For our final session, we will be encouraging children to design their own experiment and carry it out to find out something new. Children will be able to choose the chemicals they want to use, safe in the knowledge that there is a scientist on hand to make sure it is a safe combination!