All Environmental science articles – Page 5

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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

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    Future Climates - activity page

    Provoking activities to stimulate thinking about our climate in the future.

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    Looking at the data - The Earth is getting warmer

    Data analysis worksheet looking at air temperature.

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    Air pollution: a sinister synergy

    2015-01-06T00:00:00Z

    New insight into the mechanisms by which nitrogen dioxide and ozone damage the human respiratory tract

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    Google Science Fair: shortlist announced

    2014-08-20T00:00:00Z

    Final 15 entries in student science competition highlight chemistry

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    Panels for pupils

    2014-03-06T00:00:00Z

    Installing solar panels in a school − or at least building your own mock-ups − isn’t as difficult as you might think, finds Josh Howgego

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    Terpenes: not just for Christmas

    2014-01-07T00:00:00Z

    The chemicals that give Christmas trees their pine fresh smell could be at the centre of a chemical revolution, as Josh Howgego explains

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    The Great Recovery

    The Great Recovery is an RSA project launched in September 2012 supported by Technology Strategy Board and key industrial players.

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    Ri Christmas Lectures® 2012: Climate Change

    A resource on Climate Change and the Hydrogen Economy, supported by video clips from the Royal Institution Christmas Lectures® 2012. Video: The Hydrogen Economy - Energy from Water? video Video: The Hydrogen Economy - Splitting Water with a Catalyst video ...

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    Green plastics

    Introducing students to the role of chemistry in creating a more sustainable society.

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    Sunlight to electricity

    Visible light from the sun can be converted directly to electricity by the use of solar cells. In this activity students make their own dye sensitised solar cells, measuring the current produced and use them to power a calculator.

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    Challenging Plants: Fertilisers

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    Nutrients essential for plant growth are obtained naturally from soil or other growing media. However, supplies become depleted and fertilisers are needed to increase the availability of nutrients to plants. An understanding of chemical changes is used to making fertilisers, often designed to meet specific requirements such as particular nutrient ...

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    The duck pond problem

    In Search of Solutions: Rescue wildlife from a pollution disaster, reversing the effects of acidic waste. Linking to topics on neutralisation and acid/base chemistry.

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    Ethanol rockets

    2013-05-01T00:00:00Z

    Putting the energy from the 'methanol whoosh bottle experiment' to good use

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    Challenging Plants: Phytomanagement

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    As well as improving the appearance of our environment, plants have much to offer in terms of phytoremediation (in its many forms), phytoextraction and the potential of using plants to mine metals. This resource is designed to help students realise this potential knowledge and understand the key underpinning scientific ...

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    It's not all about fuel

    2013-01-01T00:00:00Z

    Biofineries produce heat, power and a plethora of useful 'platform chemicals'. Are they part of the solution to our renewable energy woes? Josh Howgego finds out

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    Shining light on artificial photosynthesis

    2012-03-01T10:26:00Z

    Mimicking plant life could be our way out of the energy crisis. Anna Lewcock talks to Tony Harriman to find out more