Posters and trophies

To promote the competition, we have sent to all schools in the UK an A1 interactive poster. It shows the flame test colours for nine common metal ions as first featured in a demonstration lecture on Group 1 of the Periodic Table available for free here. With the aid of a smart phone or iPad and the app from Zappar, the poster can be brought to life! If your school has not received one or you would like further copies, please email with your full school postal address.

Interactive Poster

In addition, all schools submitting entries to the 2013 Lower Sixth Written Paper were sent a free laser-etched crystal trophy showing a probability distribution for an electron in a 1s orbital of a hydrogen atom.  We are hoping to send all schools entering the 2014 competition a similar representation of a 2p orbital.

2s atomic orbital