Welcome to Alchemy Island! A place of mystery for us to explore. We will go on a magical journey to discover what is on our Island by plotting routes, solving riddles and much more. Along the way we will write soliloquies and poems and create music to bring this mystical place alive.
Today we had a visit from the Alchemist's Assistant, who brought some treasures found on the Island and a Riddle for us to solve to set us on our journey!!
Here we go! ..........
This morning we used iPads to explore the environment of the Epic Citadel. Then we made notes on an OSIE grid of the images to help plan our ideas for a story setting.
Wow! A busy week looking at the wierd and wonderful samples from Alchemy Island! We've looked at and tested -:
Evaporation, filtration, magnetism and seiving. Also, what is meant by reversible and irreversible changes to various materials. However, we especially enjoyed experimenting with the mysterious gold crystals and finding out what happens when they are placed in water. They were monitored over 23 hours. Will this change be reversible we wonder?
We carried out an experiment making foam! Each tiny bubble filled with oxygen to create an Exothermic Reaction. We used hydrogen peroxide, washing up liquid, glitter, yeast and warm water. (If you want to try this at home make sure only an adult touches the ingredients as hydrogen peroxide will burn your skin).
Will this process be reversible or irreversible? Watch this space ....