All Key stage 2: topic C5c articles

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    The life of water

    2018-04-26T08:55:00Z

    Get hands on with H 2 O, changing states of matter and the water cycle. These experiments and investigations involve water in the context of space. Video: Water in space and the Earth Video: Solids, liquids and gases of water ...

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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

    Cover topics like filtration, distillation and temperature as your pupils purify water from a muddy pond to survive.

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    Mrs Johal's class

    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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    Kareena’s chemistry – introduction

    FunKids radio, in collaboration with the RSC, has produced a set of short chemistry snippets introducing children to chemistry- the what, why and how.

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    Water! Water!

    2016-12-12T13:37:43Z 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

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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

    2016-12-12T13:29:06Z

    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

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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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    Science ideas web: Space

    A web of suggested ideas for linking science with the topic Space. This web acts as a tool to support topic planning and the embedding of cross-curricular links. Each topic is split into three age ranges to cover different abilities. If you need to link a specific area of ...

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    Science ideas web: Maya and Aztecs

    A web of suggested ideas for linking science with the topic Maya and Aztecs. This web acts as a tool to support topic planning and the embedding of cross-curricular links. Each topic is split into three age ranges to cover different abilities. If you need to link a specific ...

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    Science ideas web: the Romans

    A web of suggested ideas for linking science with the topic the Romans. This web acts as a tool to support topic planning and the embedding of cross-curricular links. Each topic is split into three age ranges to cover different abilities. If you need to link a specific area ...

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    Science ideas web: the Tudors

    A web of suggested ideas for linking science with the topic the Tudors. This web acts as a tool to support topic planning and the embedding of cross-curricular links. Each topic is split into three age ranges to cover different abilities. If you need to link a specific area ...

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    Science ideas web: the Vikings

    A web of suggested ideas for linking science with the topic the Vikings. This web acts as a tool to support topic planning and the embedding of cross-curricular links. Each topic is split into three age ranges to cover different abilities. If you need to link a specific area ...

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    Science ideas web: the golden age of Islamic science

    A web of suggested ideas for linking science with the topic the golden age of Islamic science. This web acts as a tool to support topic planning and the embedding of cross-curricular links. Each topic is split into three age ranges to cover different abilities. If you need to ...

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    Science ideas web: World War II

    A web of suggested ideas for linking science with the topic World War II. This web acts as a tool to support topic planning and the embedding of cross-curricular links. Each topic is split into three age ranges to cover different abilities. If you need to link a specific ...