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Elements All Around Us

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Chemical elements make up everything around us in the natural world - join Wild Elements to discover the properties of materials in the great outdoors and the periodic table!

Elements All Around Us involves:

  • Discovering the properties of materials such as water, salt, sand, and oxygen
  • Learning the meaning of the periodic table
  • Researching elements, compounds, and chemical symbols
  • Examining soluble and insoluble materials with a fun experiment
  • Building your own compounds
  • Analysing what happens during evaporation
  • Learning safety practices around chemical experiments

Cross-cutting themes and Areas of Learning and Experience (AoLE) groups embedded in the session:

  • Maths and numeracy – measurement, calculation
  • Teamworking
  • Problem-solving
  • Critical-thinking
  • IT skills
  • Communication and presentation skills
  • Literacy

All activities within the session can be tailored to requirements. The depth that each topic is covered depends on the ages, key stage and abilities of participants, with more complex elements reserved for upper key stages. Please contact us to discuss your requirements for your group.