All Group work articles – Page 2

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    New drugs for old: pharmaceuticals

    This is a problem-based case study looks at the isolation, identification and synthesis of a pharmaceutical drug. Students are involved in screening natural herbal remedies for their active ingredients. 

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    You are what you ate

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    This C/PBL resource looks at the metabolic causes and incidence of obesity in the cultural and social environment within which students, tutors, and institutions operate. Students are presented with a problem, the growing incidence of obesity, in a real life context in which the core subject, metabolic chemistry, plays a ...

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    Chemistry's interfaces: nutrition

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    This C/PBL resource is an introduction to some of the most important aspects of chemical biology. Its introduces students to a number of important chemical structures which play major biological roles within human metabolism. 

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    Wind power challenge

    2016-12-12T13:37:00Z In association with

    A link to Practical Action’s wind power challenge and its related resources, where students are tasked with designing and testing a wind power machine that is cable of lifting weighted objects,

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    The squashed tomato challenge

    2016-12-12T13:36:00Z In association with

    A link to Practical Action’s squashed tomato challenge and its related resources, where students are tasked with designing, building and testing a way of transporting tomatoes.

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    Small is... challenge

    2016-12-12T13:33:00Z In association with

    A link to Practical Action s small is challenge and its related resources, where students are tasked with analysing technology from the last hundred years, and to invent a product that could help achieve a sustainable future.

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    Power for the world

    2016-12-12T13:31:00Z In association with

    A link to Practical Action’s power for the world activity and its related resources, where students are tasked with looking at renewable energy solutions, and designing and building their own wind turbines.

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    Floating garden challenge

    2016-12-12T13:27:19Z In association with

    A link to Practical Action's floating garden challenge and its related resources, where students are tasked with designing and building a model structure that will enable farmers to produce crops in areas that are liable to flooding.

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    Beat the flood challenge

    2016-12-12T13:24:55Z In association with

    Links to Practical Action's beat the flood challenge, including the teacher and student materials, beat the flood poster, competition winners and schools' experiences of the challenge. Video:Beat the flood

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    Gravestones

    Investigation into the weathering of different types of rock.

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    Molecules – a chemistry card game

    2016-09-02T00:00:00Z

    Kristy reviews a chemistry card game that's educational and fun

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    Measurement, accuracy and precision

    2016-08-10T11:43:00Z

    The nature of science resources try to give students an awareness of science as a changing body of knowledge. This resource contains activities for students which help them discover the importance and difficulties of accurate experimentation.

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    A sticky situation

    This context/problem-based learning (C/PBL) resource is part of a collection we have commissioned for you to use with your undergraduate students. This 5 credit module is based on the following scenario: After his car breaks down due to a catastrophic engine failure, an Australian billionaire sues Northland Petroleum (NP), ...

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    The life raft

    Evaluate the advantages and disadvantages of a selection of resins and decide which one(s) would be best for producing pure water from sea water on a life raft.

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    Six solutions

    Devise experiments to label six numbered solutions correctly using chemicals and apparatus in the laboratory.

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    Pheromones

    Suggest some chemical and physical properties of a pheromone described and answer some problems related to it.

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    Paint

    Calculate the thickness of a paint film and estimate roughly its thickness in titanium atoms/ions.

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    Making copper

    Make some copper metal starting from copper(II) nitrate crystals.

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    On the acid trail

    Find out and list as much information as possible about a weak acid from experimental results shown.

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    Jets of liquids

    Investigate what happens when different charged plastics are held near a jet of water issuing from a burette, and explain your observations.