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The Year 6 students had two science lessons. In the first lesson they learnt how to use a Bunsen burner and carried out different tasks such as heating copper, boiling water and carrying out flame tests to see how different metals burn with different colours – the basis of fireworks. At the end of the lesson they received their Bunsen burner license.

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In the second lesson they made a “non-Newtonian” liquid. When you treat them gently they are liquid, but when you apply pressure they become solid. The students measured out the correct quantities of PVA glue, water, borax and food colouring before mixing them together to make the non-Newtonian liquid, which we called ‘silly putty’.

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