SCHOOL NEWS: Slime Olympics at Holyrood

SCHOOL NEWS: Slime Olympics at Holyrood

STUDENTS from Years 7-8 at Holyrood Academy in Chard took part in a Slime Olympics workshop with science teacher Dr David Faulkes.

It was an exciting afternoon combining science knowledge with competitive spirit!

Students learnt that when making slime, you are making a polymer; the exact proportion of ingredients affects the properties of the slime.

In teams of three they made various slimes and, based on the properties, each was entered for two of the six 'events' such as Stretch, Stick and Bounce.

The winning team had slime with very different properties and selection was most appropriate.

Dr Faulkes said: “Matching a substance's properties to a requirement is a high level skill, especially when dual functions are required and a trade-off is needed.

“This was a really fun way of identifying that skill in use. These students embraced the activity with positivity and enquiring minds."

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PHOTOS: Supplied by Holyrood Academy in Chard.

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