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To celebrate the 150th anniversary of the periodic table, the School of Chemistry & Chemical Engineering at QUB are hosting a range of interactive demonstrations in the Ulster Museum!

This year the Periodic Table is celebrating its 150th anniversary. The Periodic System was first formulated in 1869 by Dmitri Mendeleev a Russian Chemist and inventor. Over the years it has grown and evolved as new elements have been discovered, and although an icon to many, its design is often a source of much debate. The periodic table is a common language for all science, capturing not just the essence of chemistry, but also physics, medicine and biology.

To celebrate its anniversary, the School of Chemistry & Chemical Engineering at Queen’s University Belfast are hosting a range of interactive demonstrations in the Ulster Museum for children (and adults who want to engage their inner child). Kids will have the opportunity to take part in the hands-on chemistry experiments and quiz our STEM Ambassadors about the experiments.

Live demonstrations will include:-

  • Generate Light from a ‘Lemon Battery’!
  • Chemical Separation – the Wondrous World of ‘Chromatography’!
  • ‘Metal Alloys’- Turn an Old Copper Coin into a Shiny Brass Penny!
  • Power from Water – The Magic of ‘Fuel Cells’!

And much more!

For more information and to check out a bonus competition, please visit http://go.qub.ac.uk/elemental

Thu, 22 Aug 2019 2:00 - 4:30pm
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Fri, 23 Aug 2019 2:00 - 4:30pm
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Sat, 24 Aug 2019 10:30am - 4:30pm
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Sun, 25 Aug 2019 10:30am - 4:30pm
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Thu, 29 Aug 2019 2:00 - 4:30pm
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Fri, 30 Aug 2019 2:00 - 4:30pm
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Sat, 31 Aug 2019 10:30am - 4:30pm
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Sun, 01 Sep 2019 10:30am - 4:30pm
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Thu, 05 Sep 2019 2:00 - 4:30pm
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Fri, 06 Sep 2019 2:00 - 4:30pm
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Sat, 07 Sep 2019 10:30am - 4:30pm
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Sun, 08 Sep 2019 10:30am - 4:30pm
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Thu, 12 Sep 2019 2:00 - 4:30pm
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Fri, 13 Sep 2019 2:00 - 4:30pm
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Sat, 14 Sep 2019 10:30am - 4:30pm
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Sun, 15 Sep 2019 10:30am - 4:30pm
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