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    Chemical analysis reveals origin of Pompeian mosaic tiles

    2019-03-29T12:22:00Z

    Portable spectrometers shed light on the materials used in ancient Roman mosaics

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    Eruption!

    2018-12-10T11:09:00Z

    Go with the flow and discover the chemistry behind volcanic activity

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    Finding out how much salt there is in seawater

    Use the microscale titration apparatus to titrate silver nitrate solution against sea water

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    Science Concept Cartoons: Acid rain

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    Spark discussion and stimulate thinking about acid rain in a way that encourages pupils to share their ideas.

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    Gases from Air

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    An introduction to extracting gases from air.

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    The life of water

    2018-04-26T08:55:00Z

    Get hands on with H 2 O, changing states of matter and the water cycle. These experiments and investigations involve water in the context of space. Video: Water in space and the Earth Video: Solids, liquids and gases of water ...

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    Plant science practicals

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    A collection of experiments that cover a number of topics that help students learn and understand the physical and chemical processes that occur in plants. Such as, how water is taken up by plants; how cellulose facilitates passive transport; and the how changes in the concentrations of nutrients in soil, affects plant growth.

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    Gridlocks: can you unlock the grid?

    9 interactive and 17 printable games, with a walkthrough. Match boxes to their corresponding values or chemicals to complete the grid. Complete grids for a variety of chemistry topics, such as units of volume, state symbols and many more. Video: Gridlocks walkthrough

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    Gridlocks: 11-14

    Gridlocks are a fun way to learn the facts you need in Chemistry. The puzzles here are for 11-14 year olds and designed to work in the same way as Su Doku, Gridlocks combine chemistry and puzzles to help learn about chemistry topics. The top selection are interactive and can ...

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    Mild method turns common mineral into fertiliser

    2017-10-12T09:01:00Z

    Process could cut transportation costs and save farmers money

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    Carbon dioxide gets stoned

    2017-04-27T13:01:00Z

    Locking Earth’s excess carbon dioxide away by turning it into rock

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    Virtual rock kit

    A collection of common sedimentary, metamorphic and igneous rocks. Each rock has images showing particle arrangements, the rock after weathering, hand sized specimens and the rock in use.

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    Modelling metamorphic rocks

    These activities demonstrate aspects of metamorphism.

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    The water cycle

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    The ‘water cycle’ chapter from That’s Chemistry! This chapter looks at key ideas and activities that can be used to help students learn how different liquids evaporate at different rates, and the factors that affect these rates.

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    Rocks and soils

    2016-12-12T13:31:34Z In association with

    An interactive resource where pupils test the permeability, durability and density of different types of rocks. The resource also has a quiz that provides feedback to students.

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    Rock and soils

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    The rocks and soils chapter from That s Chemistry! This chapter looks at key ideas and activities that can be used to help students learn that different types of rocks and soils have different properties.

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    If rocks could talk

    2016-12-12T13:28:00Z In association with

    A series of interviews with different rocks. From these interviews students learn about different types of rocks, how and where in the rock cycle they are formed as well as their defining features. Clicking on key words reveals further information, images and quiz questions.This resource has ...

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    Why do sediments form layers?

    Assessment for Learning is an effective way of actively involving students in their learning.  Each session plan comes with suggestions about how to organise activities and worksheets that may be used with students.

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    AfL: What is the rock cycle?

    Assessment for Learning is an effective way of actively involving students in their learning.  Each session plan comes with suggestions about how to organise activities and worksheets that may be used with students.

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    AfL: What happens to weathered pieces of rock?

    Assessment for Learning is an effective way of actively involving students in their learning.  Each session plan comes with suggestions about how to organise activities and worksheets that may be used with students.