All Metals articles – Page 5

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    Elements infographics

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    A collection of visually stimulating and informative infographics about the elements, which would make a valuable addition to any science classroom.

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    Other infographics

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    A collection of visually stimulating and informative infographics that cover a wide variety of topics. These infographics would make a valuable addition to any science classroom. Topics include: the science of sunscreen; what the chemical composition of smartphones and British coins are; and potential indicators of ‘bad science’ in ...

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    Catalysis of the reaction between zinc and sulfuric acid

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    Compare the rate of reaction between zinc and sulfuric acid with copper as a catalyst in this simple class practical. Includes kit list and safety instructions.

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    Metals

    Understanding the properties and reactivity of metals can help to develop students basic understanding of chemical reactions. All the properties of a particular substance depend upon the elements present and how they are bonded to each other. The activities develop such areas as elements, ions, reactivity series, metal extraction, displacement ...

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    The Great Recovery

    The Great Recovery is an RSA project launched in September 2012 supported by Technology Strategy Board and key industrial players.

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    Challenging Plants: Fertilisers

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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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    Titanium Dioxide Photocatalysis: Uses of Titanium Dioxide

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    Part of a series of resources investigating how using titanium dioxide as a photocatalyst can help to create cleaner water using sunlight.

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    28 chemistry puzzles for 14-16 years

    Use these sudoku-inspired puzzles with printable worksheets and answers to help 14–16 year olds consolidate their understanding of key chemical concepts.

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    Metallic bonding and the structure of iron | 14-16 years

    Explore how the bonding in iron relates to its physical properties and address common misconceptions using this lesson plan with activities for 14–16 year olds.

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    How do alkali metals react with water? | 14-16 years

    Explore how alkali metals react with water using a series of demonstrations and videos in this lesson plan with activities for 14–16 year olds.