All Natural resources articles – Page 4

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    Magnificent molecules



    The irritating compounds responsible for the poison ivy rash

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    Palming new notes


    The ethical headache with making new banknotes 

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    Found in the ground


    Give your pupils the knowledge and the opportunity to classify materials according to rocks, minerals and fossils.

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    Virtual rock kit

    A collection of common sedimentary, metamorphic and igneous rocks. Each rock has images showing particle arrangements, the rock after weathering, hand sized specimens and the rock in use.

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    Water! Water!

    2016-12-12T13:37:00Z In association with

    A resource pack including a student worksheet, teachers’ notes and four presentations looking at one of the most vital substances on planet Earth - water.

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    If rocks could talk

    2016-12-12T13:28:00Z In association with

    A series of ‘interviews’ with different rocks. From these ‘interviews’ students learn about different types of rocks, how and where in the rock cycle they are formed as well as their defining features. Clicking on key words reveals further information, images and quiz questions. This resource has been developed by ...

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    Floating garden challenge

    2016-12-12T13:27:00Z In association with

    Design and build a model structure with Practical Action’s floating garden challenge

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    Interactives rock cycle


    This tutorial gives students information about types of rocks and how they are formed and change as they progress through the rock cycle. The tutorial contains numerous animations and a quiz to test students which provides feedback.This resource has been developed by Annenberg Learner.

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    The Stone Age: science ideas webs

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

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    Maya and Aztecs: science ideas webs

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

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    Magnificent molecules



    There are no flies on Emma Stoye

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    Experiment with the Vikings


    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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    Exploring UK fracking emissions concerns


    Elinor Hughes drills down into how scientists are checking potential greenhouse gas and radioactive emissions from the hydraulic fracturing of shale

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    Manufacturing sodium carbonate

    A worksheet with an account of the Solvay process and questions on the process and raw materials. This resource is part of the ‘Sodium carbonate – a versatile material’ resources collection, which presents learning material based on the manufacture and uses of sodium carbonate made by the Solvay (ammonia-soda) process.

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    Colourimetric determination of copper ore

    In association with

    Use this practical to introduce students to the determination of copper ore by colourimetry using copper(II) sulfate. Includes kit list and safety instructions.

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    Making biodiesel │16–18 years

    Practical work on making a biodiesel, as well as worksheets covering alkenes, infrared spectroscopy, mass spectrometry, calculations on biodiesel yields, ester/biodiesel production and thermochemistry

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    Making biodiesel │14–16 years

    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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    The lignin challenge


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

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    Magnificent molecules



    Simon Cotton explores nature’s building block

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    A bright future for silicon solar cell recycling


    Hydrofluoric acid eliminated from silicon salvage process