What is gold?

For curiosity week Year three Bats have been exploring gold, but what is it?

As discovered through independent research, the children defined gold as:

  • an element in the periodic table
  • a shiny yellow metal used for jewellery
  • a rare material, found close to the Earth’s core

To help people understand more about the science of gold, we created models of a gold model. This meant making 79 protons and 118 neutrons for the nucleus and 79 electrons, which would orbit the central nucleus.

Take a look at the mini chemists in action.