North-east children have been testing out the world of chemistry this week as part of a series of workshops at Robert Gordon University.
The P7 pupils from 23 schools across Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire have been taking part in the Chemistry at Work event, funded by the Royal Society of Chemistry and organised by local charity TechFest.
The experiments aim to teach the youngsters some of the basic principles of chemistry as they are applied in industry, research and everyday life, through hands-on activities.
Industry and research professionals from organisations such as RGU, Novabiotics, Aberdeen University and Scientific and Chemical Supplies Ltd have been putting the pupils through their scientific paces.
The workshops have included studies into the bio-chemistry of a compost heap, the science of cooking and the extraction of DNA from strawberries.
Sarah Chew, TechFest managing director, said: “We have been running the Chemistry at Work events for a number of years and they’re a great way to get youngsters involved and interested in chemistry.
“The workshops and presentations aim to give a real world context to chemistry and presenters are able to demonstrate and interact with the pupils in a fun and motivating way.”