All Investigation articles – Page 3

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    OPAL - Open Air Laboratories citizen science

    Taking part in OPAL, by Imperial College London you’ll discover more about climate science, the important issues we face, and what action to take.

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    White powder mix-up at the factory

    In Search of Solutions: As chemical engineers, you are contracted to determine how to identify several different white powders… Linking to topics on chemical reactions and physical/chemical changes.

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    Water for survival

    Practical problem solving investigation including filtration, distillation and temperature. Learners purify water from a muddy pond to survive.

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    The ten gram boat race

    In Search of Solutions: Design and build a boat powered purely by soap! Challenge students to create the most efficient design. Linking to topics on rates surface tension.

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    Secret in the sachet

    In Search of Solutions: can you test the performance of a home-made flower preservative against the commercial alternative? Linking to topics on chemical preservatives.

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    Separating sand, sawdust and salt

    In Search of Solutions: sand, sawdust and salt, all mixed up, can your students recover them? Linking to topics on dissolving, evaporating, filtration and density.

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    Desert survival

    In Search of Solutions: challenge students to extract drinking water from damp sand, a real desert survival scenario! Linking to topics on evaporation and condensation.

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    Alchemy to chemistry: primary science podcasts

    Join Kareena and her superhero friend K-mistry for this short podcast introducing children to how scientific theories have changed over time.

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    Water! Water!

    2016-12-12T13:37:00Z In association with

    A resource pack including a student worksheet, teachers’ notes and four presentations looking at one of the most vital substances on planet Earth - water.

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    Water and hydrogels

    Challenge your students to answer the question: are we wasting water?

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    The squashed tomato challenge

    2016-12-12T13:36:00Z In association with

    Students design, build and test a method of transporting tomatoes

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    The properties of materials and their everyday uses: That’s Chemistry!

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    The ‘properties of materials’ chapter from That’s Chemistry! This chapter looks at key ideas and activities that can be used to help students learn how the properties of materials affects their suitability for different uses.

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    The nature of science: Concept Cartoons

    The nature of science resources try to give students an awareness of science as a changing body of knowledge. This resource uses concept cartoons to help students engage with difficult scientific concepts.

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    Outreach: crystal chemistry

    2016-12-12T13:29:00Z

    A fun experiment to grow your own crystals using everyday items

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    Floating garden challenge

    2016-12-12T13:27:00Z In association with

    A link to Practical Action s floating garden challenge and its related resources, where students are tasked with designing and building a model structure that will enable farmers to produce crops in areas that are liable to flooding.

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    Beat the flood challenge

    2016-12-12T13:24:00Z In association with

    Links to Practical Action s beat the flood challenge, including the teacher and student materials, beat the flood poster, competition winners and schools experiences of the challenge. Video: Beat the flood

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    Benham top

    In this experiment, students record what is seen when a Benham top spins at different speeds, comparing their perceptions with those of group members.

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    Measurement, accuracy and precision

    2016-08-10T11:43:00Z

    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 discover the importance and difficulties of accurate experimentation.

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    Talk for primary science

    Explore ways you can encourage constructive conversations and lead children to investigative activities.

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    A sticky situation

    Use this context-based learning module, based around the chemistry of lubricants, with undergraduate students