All Biological chemistry articles – Page 4

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    Edible experiments: Bitter orange

    Why does orange juice taste horrible after brushing your teeth? Discover the importance of chemistry in everyday eating experiences. Edible experiments provides a wealth of ideas based on chemistry and food to engage students and stimulate thinking about the relevance of chemistry. Video: Edible experiments: Bitter ...

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    Food and drink chemistry infographics

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    Use this collection of visually stimulating and informative infographics about the chemistry of food and drink as a valuable addition to your science classroom. Find the answers to questions such as ‘Is the galaxy raspberry flavoured?’; ‘Why shouldn’t I drink grapefruit juice if I’m taking medication?’ and, ‘What are the ...

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    Searching for a cure

    2017-05-04T10:53:00Z

    How the pharmaceutical industry finds new medicines

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    CRISPR: The cutting edge

    2017-02-16T11:46:00Z

    Molecular biology’s new favourite tool

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    Glowing particles detect viruses

    2017-01-16T11:27:00Z

    Detection system tests for multiple viruses in one sample

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    Big freeze!

    Learn that bacteria are alive and are responsible for why foods spoil, and how lowering the temperature reduces the activity of bacteria, but doesn’t kill them

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    Alive!

    Learn about bacteria and fungi, including yeast, as examples of micro-organisms that are alive. Introduces the fact that bacteria play many roles in our everyday lives; children will be able to give examples, including bread and cheese making.

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    Beat it

    Learn about ‘reversible’ and ‘irreversible changes’, and that heat is not always required for a substance to change state. Being able to recognise the difference between chemical reaction and state changes.

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    Vinegar

    Students learn that in the acid-carbonate reaction, the powder disappearing is not like the process of dissolving. Here it has been changed into a new material and cannot be recovered. Acidic substances are all around and that they can affect the human body as well as the environment.

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    Turn up the heat

    Define what is meant by the terms reversible and irreversible changes, and be able to identify these changes. Why some changes are irreversible, escpecially in relation to heat!

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    Jelly

    Explore the process of jelly making, to reinforce ideas about dissolving and chemical change, and investigate the best method to make a perfect dessert

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    Salt

    When salt dissolves in water a salt solution called brine is formed, it can be used to preserve food. Salt also affects the freezing point of water, which is why it is used to prevent ice forming on roads.

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    Kareena’s chemistry – episode 2: staying alive

    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 12: kitchen chemistry

    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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    Rot

    Learn that food decomposes, and that living bacteria are largely responsible. Investigate how/why different foods decompose at different rates.

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    Sweet and sour

    FunKids Radio and the RSC have teamed up again, and chemistry superhero K-Mistry has returned to introduce children to the chemistry they can find all around them, in their kitchen!

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    Water! Water!

    2016-12-12T13:37:43Z In association with

    A resource pack including a student worksheet, teachers' notes and four presentations looking at one of the most vital substances on planet Earth - water.

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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.