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year 8 science – practical test
using a Bunsen burner

Instructions – Light a Bunsen burner. Place 30 drops of distilled water in a small test tube and then boil it. Heat the test tube carefully so the water does not boil too vigorously and splash out.


NAME: ________________________



|PROCEDURE |YES |NO |
|All safety equipment worn correctly | | |
|Bunsen burner placed on a heatproof mat | | |
|Gas inlet attached firmly to gas tap | | |
|Air hole on Bunsen burner closed | | |
|Match lit before gas tap turned on | | |
|Gas tap turned fully on | | |
|Match placed over the side of top of barrel | | |
|30 drops of distilled water accurately measured | | |
|Peg placed at top of the test tube for holding | | |
|Air hole on Bunsen burner opened | | |
|Test tube pointed towards wall whilst heating | | |
|Heating stopped before boiling is too vigorous | | |
|Equipment is packed away | | |
|Workspace is left clean and tidy | | |


Comments: _____________________________________________

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Assessor: ________________________________

What do you learn in Year 8 Chemistry? By the end of Year 8, students compare physical and chemical changes and use the particle model to explain and predict the properties and behaviours of substances. They identify different forms of energy and describe how energy transfers and transformations cause change in simple systems