Tue 24 June 2014
This week saw the start of the annual Year 12 Aspirin challenge.
Students need to plan, order, make and test their own aspirin. This requires a high level of skill but many
pupils have already taken the competition to the next level with many trying to
make salicylic acid from willow tree bark rather than just use the school stock
Tue 1 July 2014
The increase in temperature has brought more heat to the
competition. The pupils have really
stepped up their game. With unexpected
flash points and also crazy trials with chemicals the pupils took time to
reflect on their projects. Comprehensive
risk assessments have shown the competency that Barnhill pupils have and also
how well they can manage challenging experiments. With resources running dry some pupils have
shown great initiative by working together and some have solved the problem of
the uncrystallisable oil. Will they make
it in time to produce their tablets?
Orders are welcome.
To see more photos of the Aspirin Challenge, click here.
Check this space every week to
see how we are getting on!