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Yealmpton Primary School

Yealmpton Primary School

Chemistry masterclass

Space ambassador Mike Grocott delivered a chemistry masterclass to Pine class.

Mike Grocott, space ambassador visited Yealmpton Primary School to deliver a chemistry masterclass to year 5. He taught us all about how special heat-proof paints are used to protect astronauts in space. We then investigated how different materials could reflect or absorb infra-red light, using thermochromic paint which changed colour when heated and timing how quickly it would change colour when protected by different coloured paper.