Pupils Take Part in Global Chemistry Experiment
30 June 2011
Pupils from Austin Friars St Monica’s School in Carlisle have taken part in a global chemistry experiment as part of the celebration of the International Year of Chemistry.
The global experiment, entitled “Water: A chemical solution”, saw pupils from around the world carry out experiments on water quality including; testing its salinity and acidity and learning how to filter and distil it. Mrs Rosie Fielder is the chemistry teacher at the School who co-ordinated the experiments. She said, “These experiments allowed the children to learn to appreciate the fact that water is a vital resource. The results of their test will be entered onto an interactive map on a specially created website and will allow us to compare the results across the world.”
The First Form (Year 7) pupils who undertook the experiments enjoyed being part of such a large scale chemistry experiment.
Rebecca Bryant (12) said “it was good to take part because it was nice to know that so many other people around the world were doing it.”
John Colwell (12) said “I liked the experience because we could use natural resources like sand and gravel to clean the water when normally we pay lots of money for modern equipment to do it.”