All Cross-curriculum articles – Page 3

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    Maya and Aztecs: science ideas webs

    A web of suggested ideas for linking science with the topic the Maya and Aztecs. You can learn history and science together with activities for different age groups. 

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    The Romans: science ideas webs

    A web of suggested ideas for linking science with the topic the Romans. You can learn history and science together with activities for different age groups. 

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    Ancient Egypt: science ideas webs

    A web of suggested ideas for linking science with the topic Ancient Egypt. You can learn history and science together with activities for different age groups. 

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    The Tudors: science ideas webs

    A web of suggested ideas for linking science with the topic the Tudors. You can learn history and science together with activities for different age groups. 

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    The Vikings: science ideas webs

    A web of suggested ideas for linking science with the topic the Vikings. You can learn history and science together with activities for different age groups. 

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    The golden age of Islamic science: science ideas webs

    A web of suggested ideas for linking science with the topic the golden age of Islamic science. You can learn history and science together with activities for different age groups. 

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    World War II: science ideas webs

    A web of suggested ideas for linking science with the topic World War II. You can learn history and science together with activities for different age groups. 

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    Ancient Greece: science ideas webs

    A web of suggested ideas for linking science with the topic the Ancient Greece. You can learn history and science together with activities for different age groups. 

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    Experiment with the Vikings

    2016-05-16T11:50:00Z

    A comprehensive collection of activities to incorporate science into your Vikings lessons. Topics include everyday life; weapons and warfare; travel and trade; and how modern day archaeologists use science to investigate Viking life.

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    Additional resources - That’s Chemistry!

    2016-05-16T10:38:00Z In association with

    Additional resources from That’s Chemistry! These resources include: an introduction to the book; information about how to effectively use the concept cartoons included in the book; suggestions on how to use ICT to enhance teaching and learning.

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    Roman glass and its chemistry

    Roman glass is found all over the Roman Empire, but how different is it?

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    Prehistoric pigments

    What pigments were used for cave painting and where did they come from?

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    Bubble volcanoes

    In this experiment, students describe what is observed when ethanoic acid and sodium hydrogen carbonate are mixed, using key terms such as reaction, fizzing or effervesce and gas.

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    Making concrete

    In this experiment, students determine how different sized materials with binder increase the stability and strength of mortar and concrete. Also, students can test how altering the proportions of cement, water and different aggregates affects concrete’s properties.

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    Plaster of Paris

    In this experiment, students produce Plaster of Paris, which they then use to produce a cast, in order to identify the items that have left an impression in an apple.

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    Roman art - wall painting techniques

    Pompeii and Herculaneum have been described as towns frozen in time. Houses and villas with their furniture, food, people, jewellery and pets have been preserved.  One thing that strikes all visitors to Pompeii and Herculaneum is the amount of colour on the walls of the buildings. It is perhaps the most obvious feature of Roman art.

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    Roman commerce in pigments

    Did the Romans use the same materials as the Greeks in their painting? And where did the pigments come from?

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    Ancient Roman art: an imitation of Greek art?

    A traditionally accepted view of ancient Roman art is they borrowed from, and copied, Greek precedents. The picture, however, is more complex and recent archaeological research indicates Roman art is highly creative.

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    Verdigris copper

    In this experiment, students deliberately corrode copper, to produce a pigment called verdigris. Students can then explain their observations using their knowledge of redox reactions.

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    How to make a lake pigment paint

    In this experiment, students learn how to make a lake pigment paint, and analyse how the properties of the materials have changed as a result of a chemical reaction.