All Applications of chemistry articles – Page 11

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    Heat transfer and insulation: primary science podcasts

    Join Kareena and her superhero friend K-mistry for this short podcast introducing children to thermal conductors and insulators.

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    Preserves: kitchen science podcasts

    Introduce your students to methods to preserve food with this short podcast.

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    Types of fireworks

    2016-12-12T13:36:00Z

    Reverend Ron Lancaster MBE demonstrates some of the different types of fireworks, including rockets, shells and Roman candles.

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    Thermochromic materials

    A hidden use of chemistry in everyday life includes thermochromic materials that change colour when exposed to heat or cold

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    Magic sand

    2016-12-12T13:29:00Z

    Putting the magic in magic sand this resource explores hydrophobic substances and how they work

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    Chemistry in sport

    Our very first global experiment compares the performance enhancement of student-made sports drinks vs water

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    Chemistry in your shopping basket

    Demonstrate the diversity of chemistry in our day-to-day lives with this collection of experiments. Includes kit list and safety instructions for five practicals

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    Beat the flood challenge

    2016-12-12T13:24:00Z In association with

    Links to Practical Action’s beat the flood challenge, including the teacher and student materials, beat the flood poster, competition winners and schools’ experiences of the challenge. Video: Beat the flood

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    Hand warmers

    Use these student activities and teacher guide to investigate reusable and disposable hand warmers. You will compare reusable variants made with sodium acetate vs disposable handwarmers. You can also try making your own hand warmers. These activities may work well as a project on class topics like ‘winter’ or ‘body ...

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    Wood conservation - the Mary Rose

    The Mary Rose is a wooden Tudor warship that sank off Portsmouth in 1545. While on the sea bed, most of her hull became covered in silt, which effectively sealed it and the artefacts it contained in anaerobic (air-free) conditions and preserved them from decay.

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    Chemistry in your cupboard: Veet

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    Link the post-16 topics of amino acids and proteins, bonding, reaction rates and equilibria and Le Chateliers principle to the topic of hair removal. Learn about a range of real life contexts for these chemical ideas through written material, and questions to encourage learning and test understanding.

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    Chemistry in your cupboard: Vanish

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    Link the topics of group 7 elements, amino acids, proteins, fats and carbohydrates and bonding to the topic of stain removal. Learn about a range of real life contexts for these chemical ideas through written material, and questions to encourage learning and test understanding.

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    Chemistry in your cupboard: Cillit Bang

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    Link the post-16 topics of group 1 elements, detergents (surfactants), solvents and acids to the topic of cleaning products.

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    Chemistry in your cupboard: Harpic

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    Link the post-16 topics of group bonding, acid rain, equilibria and Le Chateliers principle and strong and weak acids to the topic of removing limescale. Learn about a range of real life contexts for these chemical ideas through written material, and questions to encourage learning and test understanding.

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    Chemistry in your cupboard: Calgon

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    Link the post-16 topics of group 2 elements, acids and bases and polymerisation to the topic of hardness of water. 

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    Chemistry in your cupboard: Finish

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    Link the topics of rates of reaction, group 1, 2 and 7 elements, proteins, fats and carbohydrates and acids and bases to the topic of dishwasher cleaning. Learn about a range of real life contexts for these chemical ideas through written material, and questions to encourage learning and test understanding. 

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    Why do we worry about chemicals?

    Here we provide you with public facing ‘Message Notes’ aimed at the wider public. These notes have the purpose of providing balanced information explaining the risks associated with chemicals of high concern. They also explain how chemists address and manage these risks.

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    Nuclear decommissioning: turning waste into wealth

    This context/problem-based learning (C/PBL) resource is part of a collection we have commissioned for you to use with your undergraduate students. This 5 credit module is based on the following scenario:Your students will consider the management of a nuclear decommissioning project with a focus on adding value by re-purposing the ...

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    Waste to wealth videos: Peter Ivanov

    This resource forms part of a collection of videos that aims to provide undergraduate students with insights into what it is like to work in the nuclear industry.In these videos Peter Ivanov explains what it is like to work as a radiochemist. He describes the role of solvent extraction in ...

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    Waste to wealth videos: Martin Freer

    This resource forms part of a collection of videos that aims to provide undergraduate students with insights into what it is like to work in the nuclear industry.In these videos Martin Freer explains what it is like to work in the nuclear industry. He describes some of the issues in ...