The chemistry lab was all colours of the rainbow this afternoon, with our 2nd Year pupils carrying out their flame test experiments. Pupils were surprised to see so many different coloured flames.
The Flame tests identify a small number of metal ions in a compound, and pupils used their observational skills and a flame test grid to determine which ions the compounds contained. Afterwards, there were some uncommon/mixed metal compounds the pupils had to try and identify by analysing their earlier data.
Our chemistry team work hard to build a lot of practical work into lesson time, as it helps develop good lab skills and reinforces memorable learning.