Colyton students use science to solve ‘Whodunnit?’

PUBLISHED: 11:30 19 June 2016 | UPDATED: 08:43 23 June 2016

Super sleuths  Annabelle Moger-Taylor, Grace Stephens, Sasha Slater, Rebecca Naylor

Super sleuths Annabelle Moger-Taylor, Grace Stephens, Sasha Slater, Rebecca Naylor

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As part of the Salters’ Festivals of Chemistry, the youngsters had to apply skills of observation, deduction, and careful experiment to identify the victim and chief suspect of a fictional murder.

Four Colyton Grammar School science students travelled to Bath University to solve a dastardly crime.

As part of the Salters’ Festivals of Chemistry, the youngsters had to apply skills of observation, deduction, and careful experiment to identify the victim and chief suspect of a fictional murder.

The festivals are an initiative of the Salters’ Institute.

Their objective is to help promote the appreciation of chemistry and related sciences amongst the young.

Competing against 10 other schools, the team successfully completed five challenges involving techniques such as chromatography, test tube analysis and manipulation of chemical reactions, taking first place.


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