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Bismuth - spectacular science

This activity comes as a presentation, aimed at using an engaging material to probe the children's thinking, reasoning and scientific talk skills. Asking questions such as: ‘How is this crystal formed?’, and ‘What causes the colours?’ It provides an opportunity to get the children thinking and talking ‘science’, by applying vocabulary and ideas, as well as linking concepts such as materials, rocks and changes of state. Suggested answers are also provided, which could provide a handy glue in sheet to serve as a reminder to the pupils.

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