All Materials articles – Page 7

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    Making biodiesel

    The Learning about materials resources collection presents educational resources about materials in the form of teacher’s notes and photocopiable worksheets. This resource contains instructions for practical work on a) making a biodiesel and b) comparing it to fossil diesel, as well as a comprehension exercise, and a team exercise.

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    Conducting polymers and shape memory polymers

    The Learning about materials resources collection presents educational resources about materials in the form of teacher’s notes and photocopiable worksheets. This resource contains worksheets on conducting polymers and shape changing polymers.

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    Conducting plastics and shape changing polymers

    The Learning about materials resources collection presents educational resources about materials in the form of teacher’s notes and photocopiable worksheets. The worksheets in this resource consist of comprehension exercises that revise many basic ideas from chemistry and approach them from a novel perspective.

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    The lignin challenge

    2015-12-21T00:00:00Z

    Elinor Hughes investigates how scientists are hoping to use biomass waste to produce valuable chemicals

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    Seaweed spheres

    2015-12-18T00:00:00Z

    Declan Fleming demonstrates gels with a culinary curiosity

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    Magnificent molecules

    Isoprene

    2015-12-18T00:00:00Z

    Simon Cotton explores nature’s building block

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    Roman glass and its chemistry

    Roman glass is found all over the Roman Empire, but how different is it?

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    Which Compound? Which Route?

    2015-11-20T16:26:50Z In association with

    This exercise leads students through the decision-making process when choosing which new drug substance to make and the best synthetic route.

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    Trapped nanoparticles for 'wet' computing

    2015-11-06T00:00:00Z

    Information stored and retrieved in colloidal particles

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    Beryllium

    2015-11-06T00:00:00Z

    Sometimes beautiful, sometimes useful, always deadly

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    Graphene: future applications

    A video that explores different types of carbon, looking in particular at graphene and its uses. Also, learn how to make your own solar cell, answer questions from the allotropes of carbon gridlock game, and read an anecdote about the discovery of buckminsterfullerene. Video: Graphene ...

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    Prehistoric pigments

    What pigments were used for cave painting and where did they come from?

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    How to make a lake pigment paint

    In this experiment, students learn how to make a lake pigment paint, and analyse how the properties of the materials have changed as a result of a chemical reaction.

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    Modelling alloys with plasticine

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    Try this class activity to explore how alloying can be used to change the properties of a metal. Includes kit list and teaching notes.

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    Confirmation of buckyballs in the Milky Way

    2015-09-10T00:00:00Z

    Gas-phase spectra clears up decades old mystery of unidentified absorption bands in our galaxy

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    Small materials to solve big problems: nanochemistry

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    This context based case study investigates the use of nanomaterials for the development of commercial applications in the areas of medicine, materials and environment. It covers the synthesis, characterisation and application of nanomaterials in a variety of contexts. As part of the resource students are asked to investigate the use ...

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    NanoHUB - resources for nanotechnology

    NanoHUB is an extensive community based resource for nanoscience and nanotechnology. It has simulations, tools, research and collaboration sections, teaching and learning materials and enables users to share and publish their research.  

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    Chemistry's interfaces: the nano frontier

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    This resource is designed as an introduction to the science of metal and semiconductor nanoparticles. It’s focused on level 1 and 2 students so it places a particular emphasis on the difference between the physical and chemical properties of the bulk form of materials, individual molecules and nanoparticles in the ...

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    Three colours from the same dye-bath

    In this experiment, students see if dyes bond differently depending on the material, and what effect this has.

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    Making paint with minerals

    This practical is best done with groups of four pupils each pupil could chose a single mineral and make both tempera paint and an oil paint for testing.