A customer at the chemist’s shop is complaining of an ailment. Pupils are tasked with experimenting until they find a cure!
Children will visit the chemist’s shop and meet the chemist assistant. They have a customer complaining of a stomach ache who needs a recommended medicine to help cure her. Working with typical equipment and ingredients available to a chemist in 1913, the children will have to devise an experiment and find a cure for the customer. They will need to work in a logical, scientific order to solve the problem and then make a recommendation to the chemist’s assistant.
They will also have the chance to learn about the types of medical treatments available to customers who visited a chemist’s shop and watch pill making, balm production and learn about the benefits of ‘aerated waters’.
Target age: KS2
Duration: 1 hour
Group size: Whole class (30 students)
Season: All year