All Key stage 2: topic C5e articles

  • Condensation
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    Science Concept Cartoons: Condensation

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    Show this Concept Cartoon to your class to get them talking and thinking about condensation in new ways.

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    The science of ice cream

    Heston Blumenthal discusses the science of ice cream in this selection of videos.

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    Enzymes and jellies

    If you add certain fresh fruit such as pineapple to jelly, it will not set. The task in this resource is to investigate why.

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    Should beans be cooked with the lid on or off?

    An investigation into whether having the lid on or off affects the colour of green vegetables.

  • Salt
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    Use of salt in cooking, part 1

    In this activity students devise and carry out experiments to test possible reasons for adding salt when cooking vegetables.

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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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    Solids

    Display some exciting solid properties to primary students: including biscuit bashing, dissolving and heavy sugar

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    Gases

    Showing the properties of gases to primary students, with examples from: the leaky bottle and the sticky cups

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    Liquids

    Demonstrate the properties of liquids to primary students, including: suspended ice, heavy sugar and the particle disco

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    Changing materials

    Material changes are demonstrated using fun examples: bouncy custard, bath bombs, burning candles, fire extinguishers, lava lamps and many more

  • Swimmer
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    Water sports and solutions

    Life is in aqueous solution - and so is much of sport. Find out why the properties of water are vital to the sports men and women who compete in, on, and around 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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    Modelling metamorphic rocks

    These activities demonstrate aspects of metamorphism.

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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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    Water and hydrogels

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

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    The water cycle

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    The ‘water cycle’ chapter from That’s Chemistry! This chapter looks at key ideas and activities that can be used to help students learn how different liquids evaporate at different rates, and the factors that affect these rates.