All Group work articles – Page 4

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    Detergency

    Explain two observations related to the production of a jelly-like solid when two detergents were used in combination.

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    Cobalt complexes

    Devise structures for cobalt complexes given, decide how to distinguish between the four complexes, and identify some properties or characteristics that are the same for all four complexes.

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    Amount of CO₂

    By using chemicals and apparatus in the laboratory, devise experiments to determine the amount of carbon dioxide that can be obtained from a mixture of two solids - barium sulphate and potassium carbonate.

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    A weak acid

    Starting from its Ka (or pKa) value, calculate or find as much information as you need to show what is meant by ‘weak’ in weak acid.

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    Five white solids

    Label five white solids correctly by using chemical tests and any suitable apparatus.

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    Vegetable oils as fuel

    2016-05-16T10:43:00Z In association with

    Discover the processes involved in using vegetable oil as a biofuel. Could it become a viable alternative to fossil fuels?

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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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    AfL: What molecules are found in outer space? Could there be life out there?

    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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    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.