All Curriculum for excellence: topic SCN 1-15a articles

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    Separating mixtures

    Fun demonstrations of different mixtures, including racing liquids and rainbow colours

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    Olympic composites (primary level)

    Find out what composites are made up of and why they are so important sporting equipment for the Olympics.

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    Materials cards

    Spark awareness of the properties and purposes of materials, while teaching terms like ‘permeable’, ‘transparent’ and ‘magnetic’.

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    Materials

    A database of 31 everyday materials, man made and natural, solid and liquid, transparent and opaque, allow children to explore these and many other properties. Courtesy of the ABPI.

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    Water and hydrogels

    Challenge your students to answer the question: are we wasting water?

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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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    Insulation and conduction

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    The ‘Insulation and conduction’ chapter from That’s Chemistry!: This chapter looks at key ideas and activities that can be used to help students learn how materials have different properties, including whether they are conductors or insulators of heat and/or electricity.

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    Grouping and classifying materials

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    The grouping and classifying materials chapter from That s Chemistry! This chapter looks at the key ideas and activities that can be used to teach primary students how to group and classify materials.

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    Outreach: Science festivals

    This set of handouts can be used to inspire people of all ages to take up chemistry in their own home! Racing raisins, cornflour gloop, erupting volcanoes, reaction times and iron from breakfast cereal are all covered here.

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    Mission starlight

    The mission? To protect astronauts from the effects of harmful UV light

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    Experiment with the Vikings

    2016-05-16T11:50:10Z

    A comprehensive collection of activities that help to incorporate STEM into your Vikings topic. This resource links directly to various topics, including; Vikings' everyday life; weapons and warfare; travel and trade; and how modern day archaeologists use STEM to investigate Viking life.