Dr. Malachy’s Flashes and Bangs

Dr. Malachy’s Flashes and Bangs

Dr. Malachy Thompson is a chemist.

He came to visit us today to show us how interesting science can be.

He taught us a little about energy and forces:- we saw a balancing bird, saw magnets attracting and repelling and looked at white clothes and teeth under UV light.

He also showed us some amazing chemical reactions:- he filled a canister with 30% Buthane, let it react with Oxygen and explode when a small electrical charge was applied.

We saw how to make elephant’s toothpaste!

 and best of all…..we saw how to make hydrogen,

and what happens when this hydrogen explodes (so impressive!)

We are all determined to be wonderful scientists now!!

A huge Thank You to Dr. Malachy.