All Cross-curriculum articles – Page 5

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    Egyptian blue

    The Egyptians sought a permanent blue pigment to depict their royalty and gods with the necessary reverence. Here we look at how the Egyptian achieved a blue pigment that didn’t degrade over time.

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    Egyptian myths

    The Egyptians developed a world view in which events and conditions were attributed to the actions of multiple, related gods and goddesses. Here are some of those stories.

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    Egyptian materials and pigments

    Ancient Egyptian artists are known for developing a wider range of materials for their art.This resource looks at the pigments and materials the Egyptians used to create their art.

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    Principles of Egyptian art

    Understanding Egyptian art lies in appreciating what it was created for. Ancient Egyptian art must be viewed from the standpoint of the ancient Egyptians not from our viewpoint. Here we explore the basis of Egyptian art.

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    Conservation of Egyptian art

    The ethical questions of whether ancient works of art should be be conservered or restored are investigated with this resource.

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    Egyptian art

    To understand and appreciate Egyptian art one must look at the beginnings of art in Egypt and how it developed, for in that development lay the roots of many ideas and techniques. This resources explores this development.

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    Defining the age of a rock or cave painting

    Discover how it is possible to date rock and cave paintings, using science.

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    Dangers to cave art

    How can cave art be damaged?

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    Style in cave paintings

    How does the style of cave art change around the world?

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    Cave art history

    Cave paintings and drawings were the first uses of art in prehistoric times. Here we look at the these artistic interpretations of the world by Homo sapiens.

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    Journal articles made easy: A modern pigment

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    This article discusses the properties of a paint pigment, manganese blue, and defines a method to map the presence of the pigment in works of art. It will help you understand the research the journal article is based on, and how to read and understand journal articles. The research article ...

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    Journal articles made easy: Detect strep throat

    2015-07-14T14:17:55Z

    This article looks at detecting strep throat bacterium using touch spray mass spectrometry. It will help you understand the research the journal article is based on, and how to read and understand journal articles. The research article was originally published in our Analyst journal. Strep throat spotted in secondsDetection of ...

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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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    Interviews and interviewing

    This book can be used to address aspects of communication skills, or can be run as a complete module. This section focuses on interview skills.

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    Scurvy - the mystery disease

    2015-04-30T15:04:03Z

    This resource contains activities for students which uses the story of scurvy to investigate the scientific method, and how science was done in the past.

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    Getting started in pedagogic research

    2014-12-01T14:45:00Z In association with

    This guide has been developed to provide an accessible introduction to pedagogic research within the STEM disciplines along with a practical guide containing hints and tips on how to get started.

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    Wash Bag Chemistry

    ‘Wash Bag Chemistry’ has the potential to be a truly cross curricular activity. The Business Studies department in a school can take on the task of compiling the product reports and teaching the business outcomes that could be covered. The Art department could also be involved –pupils could design logos ...

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    Photolithography

    Students use light to create their own printed circuit boards.

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    Chemistry: Idea to Market

    This is a 10 credit module designed to lead students through the various stages of taking a new product from concept to market.

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    Business Skills for Chemists

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    Develop key business and entrepreneurial skills using these course materials and self-study resources for undergraduate chemistry students.