All Applications of chemistry articles – Page 4

  • Salt
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    The salt cellar mystery

    Introducing the world of forensic science; gathering chemical and fingerprint evidence to solve a crime.

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    Secret in the sachet

    In Search of Solutions: Can you test the performance of a home-made flower preservative against the commercial alternative? Linking to topics on chemical preservatives.

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    94 Elements

    In association with

    This project is creating a collection of unique human stories by award-winning filmmakers about the endless ways the elements touch our daily lives.

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    Water

    Show that some substances can be dissolved in liquids, and that they don’t ‘disappear’; water often contains dissolved minerals, such as sodium and fluoride. Solids can be recovered from a solution using evaporation. Water can change state and this process is reversible, for example ice and water are chemically the same, and that ice is water in a different state of matter.

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    Teflon

    Identify and compare the suitability of a variety of everyday materials, including wood, metal, plastic, glass, brick, rock, paper and cardboard for particular uses. In particular, this introduces the excisting propeties of Teflon.

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    Kareena’s chemistry – episode 11: chemistry in sport

    FunKids radio, in collaboration with the RSC, has produced a set of short chemistry snippets introducing children to chemistry- the what, why and how.

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    Kareena’s chemistry – episode 10: green chemistry: cars

    FunKids radio, in collaboration with the RSC, has produced a set of short chemistry snippets introducing children to chemistry- the what, why and how.

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    Kareena’s chemistry – episode 9: polymers and smart materials: nappies

    FunKids radio, in collaboration with the RSC, has produced a set of short chemistry snippets introducing children to chemistry- the what, why and how.

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    Kareena’s chemistry – episode 8: soaps and detergents

    FunKids radio, in collaboration with the RSC, has produced a set of short chemistry snippets introducing children to chemistry- the what, why and how.

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    Kareena’s chemistry – episode 6: heat transfer and insulation

    FunKids radio, in collaboration with the RSC, has produced a set of short chemistry snippets introducing children to chemistry- the what, why and how.

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    Preserves

    There are methods to slow the process of decomposition. These processes don’t kill the bacteria, but either prevent them growing in the first place or slow the rate of decomposition by reducing the activity of the bacteria. Food will still decompose eventually, but at a much slower rate.

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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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    Outreach: thermochromic materials

    2016-12-12T13:30:48Z

    Chemicals and materials which change colour are fun and useful. In this activity you will handle thermochromic materials.

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    Outreach: magic sand

    2016-12-12T13:29:41Z

    Magic sand is magic because when it is in water it stays dry. Observe and learn about the usefulness of this hydrophobic subtance.

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    Outreach: red cabbage pH indicator

    This is a hands-on experiment that explains the measurement of pH using red cabbage indicator paper. Are household solutions acidic or alkaline/basic?

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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

    Demonstrating that chemistry really is everywhere.

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    Beat the flood challenge

    2016-12-12T13:24:55Z 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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    AfL: What shampoos do people use, and why?

    Assessment for Learning is an effective way of actively involving students in their learning.  Each session plan comes with suggestions about how to organise activities and worksheets that may be used with students.

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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 ...