Year 10 rsc chemistry challenge

Year 10 RSC Chemistry Challenge

The Chemistry Challenge is a competition run by the Royal Society of Chemistry’s South East Region for schools and science clubs. It is open to teams consisting of four Year 10 pupils. The Chemistry Department were delighted that four teams of Year 10 pupils chose to take part in the preliminary stage of the competition during lunchtime on Monday 29 November.‘Ion the Prize’ (Tabi, Kitty, Bella C and Iona) battled it out against ‘Positive as a Proton” (Sophia T, Maddie S, Charlotte C and Chiara), ‘All the Good Names Argon’ (Eve, Tacy, Jess E and Elsie) and ‘Barbaric Borons’ (Sophie D,Ava, Eloise and Rose) to complete odd-one-out questions, connection-based questions, anagram puzzles and calculations. The pupils worked well within their teams to solve the puzzles and showed excellent problem-solving skills and a strong understanding of chemistry. Their papers will be submitted to the RSC South East Region for marking and we will have to wait and see whether any of our teams make it through to the next round. Dr Spinks would like to thank all of the competitors for their excellent company, good humour (there was much laughter!) and interest in Chemistry.