the weekly newsletter from Dr Ruth Weeks, Headmistress
Year 4 Science Fun at the Wax Workshop
20 March 2015
On Thursday, as part of our many celebrations of National Science and Engineering week in Prep, girls in Year 4 had fun participating in a wax workshop to complement and extend their Science work on solids, liquids and gases. Each of the girls made a scented, double-layered wax candle and had to think about what colours to use.
They also discussed what is needed for a candle to burn and the fire triangle. The girls had a chance to use models to construct the key molecules involved in the chemical reaction of burning.
The day was thoroughly enjoyed by the girls and staff and our workshop provider was very impressed with the knowledge and enthusiasm shown by the girls.