All Compounds and mixtures articles – Page 5

  • Two black wires being soldered together using a soldering iron
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    Making solder as an alloy of tin and lead

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    Try this practical to make solder by heating together the metals tin and lead before investigating the alloy’s properties. Includes kit list and safety instructions.

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    Extracting iodine from seaweed

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    Discover how ribbon seaweed (or kelp) can be used as a source of iodine in this demonstration or class experiment. Includes kit list and safety instructions.

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    Mixing drinks

    The activity uses two methods to develop metacognition. First, students are asked to solve a problem and then reflect on the thinking styles that they used. In the other method students discuss four modelled thinking styles of fictional students.

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    Atoms, elements, molecules, compounds and mixtures

    This activity is designed to help students clarify the relationship between atoms, elements, molecules, compounds and mixtures. It also develops the skill of using Venn diagrams in organising their understanding.

  • A close-up photograph of silver-grey iodine crystals on a neutral background
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    Distribution of iodine between two immiscible solvents

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    Use this class experiment or demonstration to create an equilibrium distribution using iodine in two immiscible solvents. Includes kit list and safety instructions.

  • Two clusters of white soap or detergent bubbles on a flat surface against a turquoise background
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    Making soaps and detergents using castor oil

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    Try this class practical to make a soap or detergent using castor oil and either sodium hydroxide or sulfuric acid. Includes kit list and safety instructions.

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    Separating Mixtures

    Covers methods of separation through to separating mixtures of minerals on the basis of their different physical properties.

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    Atmospheric chemistry by danceroom Spectroscopy (dS)

    A series of short videos presented by Dr David Glowacki within an interactive dome called danceroom Spectroscopy (dS). 

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    Free Range Chemistry: Part 4

    Short videos of exciting demonstrations of the chemistry of everyday materials, taken from a lecture by Peter Wothers at the University of Cambridge. Video: Free Range Chemistry: 32 - Saltpetre (Potassium Nitrate) Video: Free Range Chemistry: 33 - Saltpetre and Paper ...

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    Free Range Chemistry: Part 3

    Short videos of exciting demonstrations of the chemistry of everyday materials, taken from a lecture by Peter Wothers at the University of Cambridge. Video: Free Range Chemistry: 24 - Limestone Video: Free Range Chemistry: 25 - Shells Video: Free Range ...

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    Free Range Chemistry: Part 1

    Short videos of exciting demonstrations of the chemistry of everyday materials, taken from a lecture by Peter Wothers at the University of Cambridge. Video: Free Range Chemistry: 01 - Everything is Chemical Video: Free Range Chemistry: 02 - Coffee - Delicious Chemicals ...

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    NBC Learn: Chemistry Now

    This resource includes both videos and worksheets. The website makes links to everyday contexts in which chemistry is important. This material would provide enrichment to lessons using contemporary chemical examples.

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    The Chemistry of Light: Part 3

    A series of short experiments and demonstrations about the chemistry of light, taken from a lecture by Peter Wothers from the University of Cambridge Video: The Chemistry of Light: 21 - Colouration of Flames Video: The Chemistry of Light: 22 - Oxidation of Luminol ...

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    The Chemistry of Light: Part 2

    A series of short experiments and demonstrations about the chemistry of light, taken from a lecture by Peter Wothers from the University of Cambridge Video: The Chemistry of Light: 11 - Gas Mantles Video: The Chemistry of Light: 12 - Nitric Oxide & Carbon ...

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    The Alkali Metals: Part 1

    A series of short, fun videos exploring the chemistry of the alkali metals, taken from a lecture by Dr. Peter Wothers at the University of Cambridge. Video: The alkali metals: 01 - Introduction to the periodic table Video: The alkali metals: 02 - Electronic ...

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    Chemistry in your Bathroom resource

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    Discover how Croda products transform your bathroom from disarray to a fully functionable and clean bathroom with this resource explaining the chemistry behind these products. Please note that some aspects of the resource are no longer interactive/functional.

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    It's a Gas: Part 3

    A series of short videos of fun demonstrations about the chemistry of the gases in our atmosphere, taken from a lecture by Dr. Peter Wothers of the University of Cambridge. Video: It’s a Gas: 23 - Catalysts Video: It’s a Gas: 24 - Propulsion ...

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    It's a Gas: Part 2

    A series of short videos of fun demonstrations about the chemistry of the gases in our atmosphere, taken from a lecture by Dr. Peter Wothers of the University of Cambridge. Video: It’s a Gas: 12 - Respiration Video: It’s a Gas: 13 - Properties ...

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    Just Add Water: Part 4

    A series of fun, engaging, short chemistry demonstrations about water, taken from a lecture by Dr. Peter Wothers of the University of Cambridge. Video: Just Add Water: 32 - Cooking Eggs at Low Pressure Video: Just Add Water: 33 - Heating Oil ...

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    Just Add Water: Part 3

    A series of fun, engaging, short chemistry demonstrations about water, taken from a lecture by Dr. Peter Wothers of the University of Cambridge Video: Just Add Water: 22 - Structure of Water & Ice Video: Just Add Water: 23 - Charges in Water ...