AP Chemistry Students Share Their Knowledge With Beasley Students

Beasley science students got a special visit from AP Chemistry students from the upper school to learn important lessons on how the world around them works. Upper School students Jordan Rothrock ’19 and Jennifer Goldberg ’19 had students model solid and liquid states of matter through movement by asking lower schoolers to walk in slow motion and close together to imitate a solid. They were then asked to walk much faster and further apart to imitate a liquid. From there, the mentors wowed their young pupils by causing a reaction between baking soda and vinegar that created carbon dioxide gas to fill a balloon.

Lastly, students played with “Oobleck,” a non-Newtonian fluid that takes on characteristics of both solid and liquid based on the force exerted around it.

With such a solid lesson, the Beasley students walked away with a greater understanding of how chemistry works in the world around them.