Lucia analyses museum objects to help the Victoria and Albert Museum curators understand, date and authenticate them.
What will practical classes look like next year? One technician shares their thoughts
How to structure lessons to get your students to look at ‘the science’ and pick out supporting reasons
Try this proven approach to remote teaching with your science classes
Nicholas discusses his challenging work bringing together scientific fields to ensure that their company’s chemicals are used safely and comply with strict rules and regulations
Vicki examines how tiny nanomaterials present in everyday products such as medicine, electronics and clothing interact with our bodies to ensure they are safe to use or consume
Calum helps ensure public safety through the toxicological testing of everyday items like food, cosmetics, electronics, medicines and textiles to ensure they are safe to use and consume
Nina Notman gets a feel for the high-tech fabrics that can help us maintain our preferred temperature
Which material makes the warmest jacket? Investigate the insulating properties of various materials with this activity for ages 7–14
How independent research projects will benefit you and your students
Joni investigates biological samples for the presence of drugs and alcohol and also examines evidence seized by the police
Ask students to plan experiments, record data and draw conclusions in this practical activity
In this practical activity, students will monitor reactions of acids and develop a theory to explain their observations
Cover core safety information, skills and apparatus with this visual aid to common laboratory techniques
Try these activities to help design your lessons on smart materials. Explore the topic using this simple demonstration of polymers and salt.
In this activity students devise and carry out experiments to test possible reasons for adding salt when cooking vegetables.
Get hands on with H2O, changing states of matter and the water cycle. These experiments and investigations involve water in the context of space
In association with The Wolfson Foundation
Use this online interactive tutorial to teach three different methods for solving problems in quantitative chemistry.
How to use the problem solving tutor
This activity is in two parts; first, students make observations while carrying out tests for various negative ions, then they use their observations to help identify the negative ions present in a number of solutions.
In association with The Gatsby Charitable Foundation and the British Science Association
A video and teacher notes demonstrating the dangers of adding water to a fat fire.
Chip pan fire demonstration
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