A bunch of very talented young scientists from Glen Eden Intermediate came along to the labs to do some investigations into the properties of liquids. They brought with them samples of work from a previous visit which were outstanding.

Not content to talk about the science of liquids there were also discussions around the Hadron Collider and the search for the mysterious Higgs Boson. Graham, a dad who always comes along to these sessions  talked about Nikola Tesla a Hungarian inventor, mechanical and electrical engineer.  A former student of Green Bay built a working Tesla coil as a project, This equipment generates the huge lightening bolts that bring Frankenstein to life in horror movies. Tesla coils are notoriously difficult to construct as the physics is so complex.

Anyway students investigated:

  • the particle nature of liquids
  • what happens when liquids boil
  • liquids that don’t mix
  • emulsions
  • and finally made a cold cream


Here is the worksheet if you want to do any more work

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