October 14 2014 | Views: 1470
Kent and Medway
Six schools from Kent and Medway visited Innovation House at The Discovery Park, Sandwich on Tuesday 14 October 2014 to compete at the RSC ChemNet event What’s My Line? – Chemistry organised by Kent & Medway STEM.
STEM Ambassadors from a variety of Chemistry backgrounds bought three props or pieces of equipment from their workplace to prompt discussions with students. The pupils quizzed each ambassador for 7 minutes in an attempt to guess their job role, using the props as clues. While some STEM Ambassadors came with telling props others were harder to solve. Fuelled with biscuits and donuts, the groups rotated until they had met each STEM Ambassador and made a guess.
STEM Ambassador Job roles included; a vibrational spectroscopist, chemical analyst working with concrete, water resources planner, liquid dose manufacturing manager and a chemistry communicator.
At the end of the session the STEM Ambassadors huddled together to vote for the winning school team; based on their ability to question and investigate as well as their success rate. Runners up were given RSC notebooks and the winners, Sir Roger Manwoods School, won chemistry Top Trumps cards.
To arrange a What’s My Line event at your school, or to find out about future events similar to this one please email firstname.lastname@example.org
To find out more about ChemNet which offers free support and advice for all chemistry students please visit www.rsc.org/Membership/Networking/chemnet/