Science students from Stamford Welland Academy in Lincolnshire have captured the carbon dioxide driving climate change in a solution in a bottle
Science students from Stamford Welland Academy in Lincolnshire have captured the carbon dioxide driving climate change in a solution in a bottle, to present to the world’s leaders coming to COP26 in Glasgow in November. They’ve invited Alok Sharma, president of COP26, to receive the bottle, in the hope it can sit on his table throughout the conference making this invisible gas visible to all.
Their school climate project was steered by planetary scientists Claudio Vita-Finzi and John Marshall, of the SETI institute in California, to show one of the ways that carbon dioxide can be recaptured directly from the air.
The pupils designed their experiment around everyday household objects, including a simple solar powered garden pump and a solution of the drain cleaner – caustic soda. What’s more, the biproducts of their experiment could be reused by the food, paper and glass industries.
Stamford Welland Academy head of science John Hickman says:
“I’m thrilled that the students have embraced this experiment which such enthusiasm. Using their science knowledge in this way is heartening to see.”