All Matter articles – Page 2

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    Olympic composites (secondary level)

    A composite is a mix of two or more materials which often have very different properties. Find out about composites used in sport equipment material.

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    Olympic Medals

    Discover the chemistry and history behind the Gold, Silver and Bronze Olympic medals.

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    Characterisation methods in inorganic chemistry

    2017-10-18T12:21:00Z

    A well-structured guide for undergraduates

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    The art of crystallisation

    Explore the best conditions for growing the biggest crystals

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    Sun shines for iron catalyst to convert carbon dioxide to methane

    2017-07-27T13:53:00Z

    Step on the road to sustainable fuel production as iron–porphyrin catalyst comes through under mild conditions

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    Precipitation

    Chemistry is a conceptual subject and, in order to explain many of these concepts, teachers use models to describe and explain the microscopic world and relate it to the macroscopic properties of matter. This resource is designed to provide strategies for dealing with some of the misconceptions that students have ...

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    Iron - a metal

    Chemistry is a conceptual subject and, in order to explain many of these concepts, teachers use models to describe and explain the microscopic world and relate it to the macroscopic properties of matter. This resource is designed to provide strategies for dealing with some of the misconceptions that students have ...

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    Changes in chemistry

    Chemistry is a conceptual subject and, in order to explain many of these concepts, teachers use models to describe and explain the microscopic world and relate it to the macroscopic properties of matter. This resource is designed to provide strategies for dealing with some of the misconceptions that students have ...

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    Predicting the melting temperature of carbon

    Chemistry is a conceptual subject and, in order to explain many of these concepts, teachers use models to describe and explain the microscopic world and relate it to the macroscopic properties of matter. This resource is designed to provide strategies for dealing with some of the misconceptions that students have ...

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    Purest silicon sphere ever created will redefine the kilogram

    2017-06-26T10:16:00Z

    Largest impurity is copper taking the place of one silicon atom in every three billion

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    Bismuth drug structure solved

    2017-06-23T07:59:00Z

    After over three centuries of mystery, the structure of bismuth subgallate has finally been uncovered

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    Edible experiments: Sugar rush

    Why is fudge gooey and why are hard boiled sweets hard? Discover the importance of chemistry in everyday eating experiences. Edible experiments provides a wealth of ideas based on chemistry and food to engage students and stimulate thinking about the relevance of chemistry. Video: Edible experiments: ...

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    Edible experiments: Temper, temper

    Why is tempering chocolate so important? Discover the importance of chemistry in everyday eating experiences. Edible experiments provides a wealth of ideas based on chemistry and food to engage students and stimulate thinking about the relevance of chemistry. Video: Edible experiments: Temper, temper video ...

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    Edible experiments: Love you, honey

    How can honey be solid or runny? Discover the importance of chemistry in everyday eating experiences. Edible experiments provides a wealth of ideas based on chemistry and food to engage students and stimulate thinking about the relevance of chemistry. Video: Edible experiments: Love you, honey video ...

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    Edible experiments: Candy coatings

    How do beetles help to make certain sweets? Discover the importance of chemistry in everyday eating experiences. Edible experiments provides a wealth of ideas based on chemistry and food to engage students and stimulate thinking about the relevance of chemistry. Video: Edible experiments: Candy coatings video ...

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    Magnetic droplets stamp out protein patterns

    2017-02-27T16:31:00Z

    Droplets rolling across a lotus leaf spark device assembly idea

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    Sustainable development and green chemistry

    The Inspirational chemistry chapter ‘Sustainable development and green chemistry’. This chapter suggests games, activities, practicals and demonstrations that prompt students to think critically about how to make every day processes more environmentally friendly and sustainable.

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    Materials cards

    Spark awareness of the properties and purposes of materials, while teaching terms like ‘permeable’, ‘transparent’ and ‘magnetic’.

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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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    The ten gram boat race

    In Search of Solutions: Design and build a boat powered purely by soap! Challenge students to create the most efficient design. Linking to topics on rates surface tension.