All Natural resources articles – Page 4

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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

    2016-06-13T13:51:00Z

    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

    Citronellol

    2016-06-01T00:00:00Z

    There are no flies on Emma Stoye

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    Experiment with the Vikings

    2016-05-16T11:50:00Z

    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

    2016-05-04T00:00:00Z

    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

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    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

    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 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

    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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    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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    Isoprene

    2015-12-18T00:00:00Z

    Simon Cotton explores nature’s building block

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    A bright future for silicon solar cell recycling

    2015-12-17T00:00:00Z

    Hydrofluoric acid eliminated from silicon salvage process

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    Waste not, want not

    2015-11-01T11:04:00Z

    Elinor Hughes investigates some of the latest developments in recycling food waste 

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    Charles West: Research geochemist

    2015-11-01T10:01:00Z

    Ida Emilie Steinmark talks to a chemist who gave up a career as a footballer

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    Chemistry's interfaces: geochemical

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    This C/PBL resource is an introduction to geochemistry in the context of the geological and archaeological record. It is based on the following question: What would the geochemical record of human activities and civilisation be in the geochemical record of the future?

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    Chlorine

    2015-09-09T00:00:00Z

    John Emsley investigates the halogen we love to hate, but can’t live without

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    Extracting copper from copper(II) carbonate

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    Use this practical to produce copper from copper(II) carbonate, modelling the extraction of copper from malachite. Includes kit list and safety instructions.