Today the children took a trip to the Burscough Priory science department. We continued our learning on a previous topic we looked at early on in the year: reversible and irreversible reactions.
We found that some metals react with oxygen in the air to produce metal oxides. We observed magnesium reacting with oxygen to produce magnesium oxide. Normally we do not think of iron as being flammable, but the strands of steel wool were thin enough to burn when we put them over a bunsen burner (fire and science- how exciting!)
Thank you very much to Mrs Tonge for a very exciting lesson.