The stem group worked on the science and bonding elements. They did this by making models of molecules to show and discover the structure of a comet. They used plastic model making kits to represent the molecules within a comet. The plastic balls represented elements such as: carbon, hydrogen, oxygen and nitrogen which are all found in a comet.
During this lesson they started a competitive activity which involved going back to back with their partner. One member then instructed the other how to make molecules from the modelling kit using a set of instructions and formulas.
Alex Bell found the lesson enjoyable, he quoted: “I am enjoying these lessons as they are a fun and interactive way of learning about the general knowledge of space and comets.”
Rose Stacey said, “The activity is exciting and competitive!”