Chemistry and Thames Water

31 October 2016 - 27 July 2017, Reading, United Kingdom

Thames Water is delighted to be able to offer free visits to our Education Centres located at four operational sewage works.  Students will learn about the science and engineering that goes on behind the scenes and hear about the different career and job opportunities in one of the UKs largest water company.
Teachers can select a program that’s suits their students requirements tailoring the activities for KS2 up to KS5 on topics directly related to the curriculum:
Key Stage 2
  • Solids, liquids and gases
  • The Water Cycle
  • Filtration (Poo soup)!
  • Simple map work
  • Water use and distribution 
Key Stage 3
  • Biology - Cells and micro-organisms
  • Chemistry - Chemical reactions
  • Physics - Creation of Bio-gas
  • Geography – why are sewage works located where they are? 
Key Stage 4&5
  • Chemistry – flocculation, balancing equations, industrial processes
  • Biology – micro-organism, respiration, water resources
  • Physics and engineering – forces and structures
  • Geography – control of pollution, impact of global water use 
The visits can last half or whole day and include a tour of the sewage treatment works.  For further details and to make a booking please refer to our website.

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They can cater for Yr7 – Yr13, the visit would be to enhance and embed their chemistry so students can see the range of roles and application of chemistry in industry.
The two main sites that the workshops will take place are Hogsmill STW (Surbiton) and Slough STW.
Thames Water Utilities Limited

Thames Water Utilities Limited, Clearwater Court, Vastern Road, Reading, RG1 8DB, United Kingdom

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