All Metals articles – Page 3

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    Challenging Plants: Fertilisers - Practicals

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    Nutrients essential for plant growth are obtained naturally from soil or other growing media. However, supplies become depleted and fertilisers are needed to increase the availability of nutrients to plants. An understanding of chemical changes is used to making fertilisers, often designed to meet specific requirements such as particular nutrient ...

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    Extracting iron from breakfast cereal

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    Try this class practical or demonstration to extract food-grade iron from breakfast cereals using neodymium magnets. Includes kit list and safety instructions.

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    The Wonders of the Olympic Torch

    Learn about the history and design of the Olympic torch and the journey it takes to the Olympics opening ceremony.

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    Olympic Medals

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

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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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    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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    Magnets: primary science podcasts

    Join Kareena and her superhero friend K-mistry for this short podcast introducing children to magnets.

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    Wood conservation - the Mary Rose

    The Mary Rose is a wooden Tudor warship that sank off Portsmouth in 1545. While on the sea bed, most of her hull became covered in silt, which effectively sealed it and the artefacts it contained in anaerobic (air-free) conditions and preserved them from decay.

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    Making copper

    Make some copper metal starting from copper(II) nitrate crystals.

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    Find the pattern - metals

    Consider data on the specific heat capacities for some metals and solve three problems related to those data.

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    A black solid

    Devise experiments to identify a black solid sample by using chemicals and apparatus in the laboratory.

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    Flame colours: a demonstration

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    Show the flame colours of alkali metals, alkaline earth metals, and other metal salts by safely spraying sodium chloride, potassium chloride, lithium chloride, copper sulfate and ethanol through a bunsen flame.

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    The Tudors: science ideas webs

    A web of suggested ideas for linking science with the topic the Tudors. You can learn history and science together with activities for different age groups. 

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    Experiment with the Vikings

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    A comprehensive collection of activities to incorporate science into your Vikings lessons. Topics include everyday life; weapons and warfare; travel and trade; and how modern day archaeologists use science to investigate Viking life.

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    Teachers TV: chemistry exciting elements

    This Teachers TV video demonstrates exciting experiments around the topic of elements, such as reacting bromine with hydrogen and the displacement of halogens.

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    Teachers TV: KS3/4 science - Periodic Table

    This Teachers TV video looks at different elements in the Periodic Table and some properties they exhibit. The video also explains and demonstrates trends across the Periodic Table.

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    Organising your thoughts

    These activities are designed to help students clarify the relationship between various parts of their knowledge and develop the skill of using Venn-like diagrams in organising their understanding.

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    Extraction of iron on a match head

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    Try this practical as a small scale example of metal extraction, reducing iron(III) oxide with carbon on a match head. Includes kit list and safety instructions.

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    Heating copper in air

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    Explore the reaction of copper with oxygen, producing copper oxide, when a copper envelope is heated in air in this practical. Includes kit list and safety instructions.

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    The platinum story

    The Learning about materials resources collection presents educational resources about materials in the form of teacher’s notes and photocopiable worksheets. This resource gives a broad picture of how platinum – and other associated rare metals – are mined and refined.