Open Lab Day at Earlscliffe College: Colourful Copper

9 March 2019 10:00-16:00, Folkestone, United Kingdom

RSC Periodic Table 150 British Science Week 2019
Colourful copper
2019 has been designated by UNESCO as the International Year of the Periodic Table (IYPT), marking the 150th anniversary of the Mendeleev periodic table.
As part of the British Science Week 2019 this open lab day focuses on the amazing properties of element 29, copper
Not only its shiny red-golden metal colour amazes us but all its other appearances: reds, shades of blues, greens and it can be even black or white. Copper has played an important role in the history of mankind in various fields including fine arts to music making. Copper plays an important role in living organisms and copper carries electrons all over in our favourite devices to help us communicate with the world
Members of the Royal Society of Chemistry Kent Local Section are inviting chemistry enthusiasts of all ages from Kent to discover the properties of this amazing metal in hands-on experiments in the science lab of Earlscliffe College with the help of dye expert Craig Milsted and staff and students of the college. We are going to show you the true colours of copper in historical dyes, how we can use it as an invisible ink and how you can make your name out of copper wire which glows in the dark.
Join us for an exciting journey into the science of this wonderful element.
The lab is open for visitors between 10am and 4pm. Hands on activities start every hour, please sign up for a session by sending an email to Robert Goldmann to book your place.
Earlscliffe Sixth Form College

Earlscliffe Sixth Form College, 29 Shorncliffe Road, Folkestone, CT20 2NB, United Kingdom

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