Year 8 – Studying Reactions

Pupils in Year 8 have been studying the Chemistry topic of ‘Reactions’. They have carried out many practicals where they have had the opportunity to investigate different types of reaction. One practical saw them investigate the combustion of different fuels. Pupils were able to compare the rate of combustion between ethanol, propanol and a small candle. They were measuring the temperature change in the water to compare the efficiency of these fuels.