by Jacinta Burton

Chemistry Club's visit to the University

During the past two weeks Chemistry Club has visited the University of Canterbury ‘s Chemistry Department. The students took part in some amazing experiments about the chemistry of colour. They looked at dyes, pigments and their solubility, extracted a colour molecule from a natural source, made fake blood and looked at the chemistry of dyeing fabrics. To top it off the Chemistry magicians put on a fantastic display of flame testing, fluorescent chemistry and screaming jelly babies. It was WOW Science!