All Key stage 2: topic C5c articles

  • An aerial photograph of cumulus clouds above the sea, with shadows and a ship visible below
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    The life of water

    2018-04-26T08:55:00Z

    Get hands on with H2O, changing states of matter and the water cycle. These experiments and investigations involve water in the context of space

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    Outreach: chromatography, how black is a black pen?

    2016-12-14T11:23:00Z

    Inside many black pens is a rainbow of colour trying to get out. Black ink is often made from a blend of other colours. In this activity you can try out paper chromatography to separate this mixture of inks.

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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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    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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    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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    Separating mixtures: That’s Chemistry!

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    The ‘separating mixtures’ chapter from That’s Chemistry! This chapter looks at key ideas and activities that can be used to help students learn how sieving can separate particles of different sizes and other methods used for separating mixtures.

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    Outreach: crime scene chromatography

    2016-12-12T13:29:00Z

    The best pens for this activity are (1) A black felt tip pen (2) A black permanent pen (3) A Non-permanent black pen. These look the same on paper but have different chromatography results.

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    Mixing and dissolving materials: That’s Chemistry!

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    The ‘mixing and dissolving materials’ chapter from That’s Chemistry! This chapter looks at key ideas and activities that can be used to help students learn that mixtures are made up of more than one substance and that some mixtures can be separated.

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    Outreach: Science festivals

    This set of handouts can be used to inspire people of all ages to take up chemistry in their own home! Racing raisins, cornflour gloop, erupting volcanoes, reaction times and iron from breakfast cereal are all covered here.

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    Separating sand and salt by filtering and evaporation

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    Try this class experiment to practise manipulating mixtures of soluble and insoluble materials by separating sand and salt. Includes kit list and safety instructions.

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    The 2011 International Year of Chemistry Experiment

    2016-08-03T15:24:00Z

    Worksheets and data from the 2011 mass participation experiment. Measure the acidity (pH) and salinity of your local water.

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    Space: science ideas webs

    A web of suggested ideas for linking science with the topic space. You can learn history and science together with activities for different age groups.

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    Maya and Aztecs: science ideas webs

    A web of suggested ideas for linking science with the topic the Maya and Aztecs. You can learn history and science together with activities for different age groups. 

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    The Romans: science ideas webs

    A web of suggested ideas for linking science with the topic the Romans. You can learn history and science together with activities for different age groups. 

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    The Tudors: science ideas webs

    A web of suggested ideas for linking science with the topic the Tudors. You can learn history and science together with activities for different age groups. 

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    The Vikings: science ideas webs

    A web of suggested ideas for linking science with the topic the Vikings. You can learn history and science together with activities for different age groups. 

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    The golden age of Islamic science: science ideas webs

    A web of suggested ideas for linking science with the topic the golden age of Islamic science. You can learn history and science together with activities for different age groups. 

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    World War II: science ideas webs

    A web of suggested ideas for linking science with the topic World War II. You can learn history and science together with activities for different age groups. 

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    Experiment with the Vikings

    2016-05-16T11:50:00Z

    A comprehensive collection of activities to incorporate science into your Vikings lessons. Topics include everyday life; weapons and warfare; travel and trade; and how modern day archaeologists use science to investigate Viking life.