All Group work articles – Page 4

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    Not all chemists wear white coats

    2015-12-10T13:28:00Z

    Careers posters to generate curiosity and discussion about what a career in chemistry can involve, whilst dispelling the stereotype that all chemists work in a laboratory.

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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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    The chemistry of energy: case study

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    This resource is a group case study which guides students through some of the key chemical aspects of power generation, the distribution of energy and the relationship between science and policy. It’s a contextualised introduction to the application of several key chemical concepts such as thermodynamics to real world situations. ...

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    Chemistry's interfaces: geochemical

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    This C/PBL resource is an introduction to geochemistry in the context of the geological and archaeological record. It is based on the following question: What would the geochemical record of human activities and civilisation be in the geochemical record of the future?

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    Hwuche-Hwuche bark

    Communication skills are an essential part of all university degree courses. In general, communication skills are developed throughout undergraduate courses via a range of activities and many departments already have substantial parts of their course aimed at transferable skills. The book ‘Communicating Chemistry’ contains a number of exercises that ...

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    Pale horse: analytical chemistry & forensics

    This problem-based case study sets analytical chemistry within the context of a forensic investigation of a suspicious death. 

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    Launch-a-Lab: analyse organic pollutants

    This problem-based case study involves tendering for a large contract to analyse the organic pollutants in ground water from Midshire River Authority. Students act as part of STS Contract Analysis Ltd., the company applying for the contract. 

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    A Dip in the Dribble: river pollution - C/PBL

    This is a problem-based case study investigating of the environmental impact of river pollution.

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    Flipped chemistry - flipped classroom blog

    2015-09-08T13:38:00Z

    A website that is designed to help educators plan, design and deliver lectures/resources through the flipped classroom model.

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    Chemistry's interfaces: the nano frontier

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    This resource is designed as an introduction to the science of metal and semiconductor nanoparticles. It’s focused on level 1 and 2 students so it places a particular emphasis on the difference between the physical and chemical properties of the bulk form of materials, individual molecules and nanoparticles in the ...

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    Commercial Skills: Finance

    This module asks teams of students to assess the financial impacts of two projects with a chemical background.

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    Commercial Skills: Project Management

    This module asks teams of students to identify the route to market, and produce a ‘project plan’, for a number of potential projects with a chemical background.

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    Commercial Skills: Market Research

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    This module asks teams of students to estimate the market value of a number of potential projects with a chemical background. 

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    Commercial Skills: Innovation

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    This module asks teams of students to evaluate a number of potential projects, with a chemical background, and identify why they might be of potential value.

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    Commercial Skills: Introduction & Overview

    This is an introduction and overview to five Commerical Skills Modules for Chemists. It includes a briefing for students, presentation video, an overview guide and presentation for tutors and market research on employer needs.

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    Making glue from milk

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    Try this class practical to prepare a polymer glue from milk using the protein casein. Includes kit list and safety instructions.

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    Odd one out

    This activity is fairly synoptic in nature and should encourage a rapid consideration of the range of concepts met in chemistry taught to ages 11–13.

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    Scientific papers

    This book can be used to address aspects of communication skills, or can be run as a complete module. This section focuses on comprehension and problem solving.

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    Interviews and interviewing

    This book can be used to address aspects of communication skills, or can be run as a complete module. This section focuses on interview skills.

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    Black box

    2015-04-30T14:57:41Z

    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 understand the difference between observation and inference, and how to interpret patterns.