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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.

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    Gas volume

    Construct apparatus to measure the molar volume of hydrogen produced from the reaction of magnesium with vinegar.

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    As sweet as? Detecting aspartame in a table-top sweetener

    Determine whether a table-top sweetener contains aspartame.

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    SciStarter - citizen science database

    2015-03-16T15:19:00Z

    The SciStarter website is the place to find, join, and contribute to science through recreational activities and citizen science research projects. Search and browse for your favourite now.

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    AfL: Group 2

    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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    Public Lab - a DIY environmental public science community

    2014-07-03T13:25:00Z

    Public Lab is a DIY environmental public science community. You can purchase inexpensive kit - such as a build your own spectrometer. 

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    Atmospheric monitoring kits (DIY)

    2014-07-03T13:16:00Z

    Using the equipment you can build your own atmospheric monitoring station, record and see data from local temperature to nitrogen dioxide levels.

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    AfL: What's in a firework?

    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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    Invention of nylon

    2014-01-27T13:32:29Z In association with

    Nylon is one of the strongest polymers created by man. What makes it so durable?

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    Leaded and unleaded petrol

    2014-01-27T13:31:28Z In association with

    In USA in the 1970s, 200,000 tonnes of lead was added to petrol every year. Now leaded petrol for cars is banned. Discover the dangers of tetraethyl lead in petrol.

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    Recycling plastics

    2014-01-27T13:30:03Z In association with

    The differences between thermosetting, thermosoftening and partially biodegradable plastics, and how they can be recycled.

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    Plastics and polymers

    2014-01-22T11:54:43Z In association with

    Plastics are all made in a similar way, but can be manipulated to have very different functions. Discover how their properties are determined.

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    Hydrocarbons factpack

    2014-01-22T11:53:15Z In association with

    An introduction to hydrocarbons. Learn how unreactive alkanes can be made into reactive alkenes.

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    Pollutant detection and remediation

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    Case-study involving the development of adsorption and photocatalysis experiments to study the removal of a pollutant from waste-water. This resource and its components are licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License .