All Environmental science articles – Page 3

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    The massive problem of microplastics

    2016-11-15T00:00:00Z

    As plastics fill up and pollute our oceans, recognising their value rather than thinking of them as disposable could help us deal with what has turned into a large, global problem

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    Hairy plants aid oil-absorbing material design

    2016-11-02T00:00:00Z

    Leaves of weed could even be used to mop-up slicks

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    Streamwatch - a UK water analysis science project

    The resource provides access to a water analysis kit and instructions on how to use these. Using this resource provides teachers with great potential to engaging students and enable them to see the purpose and benefits of chemical analysis. The resource could be used for project work and is ...

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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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    Tales of the riverbank: environmental

    This problem-based case study looks at the environmental problems found within the fictitious Coley River system in the county of Midshire. The environmental problems found in the river are organic, inorganic and physical in nature. 

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    Magnificent molecules

    Isoprene

    2015-12-18T00:00:00Z

    Simon Cotton explores nature’s building block

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    A bright future for silicon solar cell recycling

    2015-12-17T00:00:00Z

    Hydrofluoric acid eliminated from silicon salvage process

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    The Mole

    Waste not, want not

    2015-11-01T11:04:00Z

    Elinor Hughes investigates some of the latest developments in recycling food waste 

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    The Titan project

    This problem-based case study concerns the location of a titanium dioxide plant and evaluation of analytical methods. Students are asked to act as the management team at the plant and produce a five-year plan for the site.

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    Oil sands process water: diamonds not so forever

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    This C/PBL resource is designed to help students discover what organic chemicals are present in the waste water which is produced during the processing of oil sands, and analytically assess these potentially toxic organic chemicals.

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    Faster greener chemistry?

    This context-based case study is laboratory-based and focuses on the synthesis, characterisation and evaluation of up to nine manganese(III) salen complexes that are employed as catalysts in the oxidation of alkenes. The approach used in this case study ensures learners work collaboratively and allows for the development of transferrable employability ...

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    Future Cities project

    This problem-based case study sets chemistry within the ‘real’ context of a sustainable development project. This activity is designed so that all students are not working on exactly the same project with exactly the same data. Dynamic elements are introduced at three stages.

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    Modelling the greenhouse effect

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    Use this demonstration to illustrate the greenhouse effect and the role of carbon dioxide as a greenhouse gas. Includes kit list and safety instructions.

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    The greenhouse effect and global warming

    An activity worksheet to test student understanding of global warming.

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    Looking at the data: temperature changes

    A series of graphs to test data analysis skills.

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    Journal articles made easy: A natural herbicide

    2015-07-14T13:18:51Z

    This article looks at developing a natural product herbicide, thaxtomin A. 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 Organic Biomolecular Chemistry journal. Natural product herbicide (±)-thaxtomin ...

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    Other greenhouse gases

    Increasing levels of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere cause a rise in global temperature. This worksheet looks at some data from other greenhouse gases to see if they have the same effect.

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    Theories about global warming

    This worksheet is intended to introduce theories about the causes of global warming. Use to initiate a class discussion, find out what the class already know about global warming and if they have any strong views on the subject.

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    Mario Molina puts ozone on the political agenda

    A set of resources on Mario Molina’s work on ozone and its impact on global politics.

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    The impossible water sensor

    2015-05-11T00:00:00Z

    Hundreds of different chemicals can ruin our water, so measuring their levels is vital. Josh Howgego investigates whether building sensors that can do the job cheaply and remotely will ever be possible