All Group work articles – Page 4

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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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    Developing a glue

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    Glue can be made from the protein in milk called casein. In this experiment you will prepare polymer glue from milk. The casein is separated from milk by processes called coagulation and precipitation.

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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.

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    Only dust - is there a sign of life?

    Determine whether the sample of dust originates from a living source or a non-living source and design a test for the dust sample that exploits a physical property of organic molecules from living sources, using only the equipment provided.