All Key stage 2: topic C5f articles

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    Rusting

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    Use this conversation starter to get your pupils thinking about the process of rusting, and discussing different possibilities.

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    Science Concept Cartoons: Acid rain

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    Spark discussion and stimulate thinking about acid rain in a way that encourages pupils to share their ideas.

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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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    Separating mixtures

    Fun demonstrations of different mixtures, including racing liquids and rainbow colours

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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

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    Olympic composites (primary level)

    Find out what composites are made up of and why they are so important sporting equipment for the Olympics.

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    Outreach: bath bombs

    Aim: to demonstrate a chemical reaction that produces a gas when reactants are in the correct state.

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    Outreach: bendy bones

    Come and see what makes bones so strong!

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    Modelling metamorphic rocks

    These activities demonstrate aspects of metamorphism.

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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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    Types of fireworks

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    Reverend Ron Lancaster MBE demonstrates some of the different types of fireworks, including rockets, shells and Roman candles.

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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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    Solids, Liquids and Gases

    Cartoon animations that explain in simple terms why different materials have different properties and how they change on heating and cooling. Other animations cover separating solids from liquids and show what happens to a solid when it dissolves in a liquid. Courtesy of the ABPI.

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    Irreversible changes

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    The ‘irreversible changes- chemical reactions’ chapter from That’s Chemistry! This chapter looks at key ideas and activities that can be used to help students learn how non-reversible changes result in the formation of new materials.

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    Heating and cooling materials

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    The ‘heating and cooling 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 some materials change when they are heated, and that some of these changes are irreversible.

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    Cracking Chemistry!

    Work your way through these fun chemistry practicals developed by National Science & Engineering Week.