• Question: What was your favourite experiment you did at school?

    Asked by EmilyJ@WHSGSTEM to Carmel, Sean, Valerie on 17 Nov 2017.
    • Photo: Sean Doherty

      Sean Doherty answered on 17 Nov 2017:

      My favourite experiment we did in school was a day spent building racecars with small motors in, tested them after changing shapes and adding weights in different places to see different accelerations and top speeds. It was also sunny and outside so this may cloud my judgement slightly..

    • Photo: Valerie Bentivegna

      Valerie Bentivegna answered on 17 Nov 2017:

      I didn’t get to do many experiments in school, unfortunately.
      At uni we did make esters, which give some fruits a very typical smell. It was really cool to do some chemistry and then suddenly smell a pear fragrance coming out of the test tube. This was the one time we were allowed to stick our nose so close to the test tube (usually, this is not recommended and quite dangerous).

    • Photo: Carmel Howe

      Carmel Howe answered on 17 Nov 2017:

      I use to love all the chemistry experiments. putting sodium in water and magnesium in fire. they’re the experiments that i’ve remembered.