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Midlothian Science Festival Schools Program

Making Bio-Plastics at Paradykes Primary
Two of the outreach team get ready for the event

As part of the Midlothian Science Festival four PhD students, headed to Paradykes Primary school to run a "Fantastic Plastic" workshop with the p4 and p5 classes.

Loaded with hot plates, mini lab coats and enough corn starch, vinegar and glycerol to make several kilos of bio-polymer we arrived at Paradykes PS to a warm welcome.

The friendly and welcoming staff and the enthusiastic and engaged pupils made the day great fun! After their taste of hands on experiments hopefully there are now lots of budding chemists at Paradykes Primary!

Friday, October 14, 2016