STEM action for our Y10 scientists


On the 20th June, twenty four year 10 Triple Science students took part in a STEM chemistry workshop ran by Miss Burgess.


    Students had to complete a three stage chemical extraction, using the bark from a willow tree to remove the chemical compound salicin; the known active compound used to make the pain killer aspirin.  The extracted compounds have been sent off to a commercial spectroscopy laboratory where they will be tested for their purity.  The results will be analysed in the autumn term.  The activity had a positive response from the pupils and will help students realise the importance of medicinal research and chemistry as a potential career pathway.

     

    “Today gave me a great insight into the world of pharmaceutical chemistry”

    Sam Grant and Dane Major

     

    “Today we learnt how to extract aspirin from willow bark.  We feel as though it has been a really valuable experience which will help us immensely to prepare for A Level Chemistry and beyond at higher education” 

    Jane Mitchell, Daniel Esterhuizen and Elena Carter


    More photos on our Facebook page: www.facebook.com/HighcliffeSchool

     




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STEM action for our Y10 scientists


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