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Murder Mystery At Periodic Manor House

Senior School

13 October 2023

For the past two weeks Year 8 pupils have been putting their ‘chemical detective’ skills to the test to solve the murder of Mr Sodium at The Periodic Manor House. 

The pupils have reviewed all the witness statements from the other elements in attendance and completed a series of practical activities in order to work out who the murderer is. They have experienced hydrogen exploding when it comes into contact with oxygen and fire, sodium burning with a yellow flame when put into water, and what happens to iron if it is left in water too long.  

Applying critical thinking and problem-solving skills, the girls really enjoyed this unique and exciting take on learning about chemical reactions and the properties of elements.

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