All Physical chemistry articles – Page 3

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    Materials

    A database of 31 everyday materials, man made and natural, solid and liquid, transparent and opaque, allow children to explore these and many other properties. Courtesy of the ABPI.

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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.

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    Kareena’s chemistry – episode 4: solids, liquids and gases

    FunKids radio, in collaboration with the RSC, has produced a set of short chemistry snippets introducing children to chemistry- the what, why and how.

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    Kareena’s chemistry – episode 3: building blocks

    FunKids radio, in collaboration with the RSC, has produced a set of short chemistry snippets introducing children to chemistry- the what, why and how.

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    Kareena’s chemistry – episode 13: magnets

    FunKids radio, in collaboration with the RSC, has produced a set of short chemistry snippets introducing children to chemistry- the what, why and how.

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    Sensational states

    Explore different materials, and then group them accordingly. Look at what happens to some materials when they are heated or cooled and describe these processes in terms of changing states, using accurate scientific language.

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    Solids, liquids and gases

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    The ‘solids, liquids and gases’ chapter from That’s Chemistry! This chapter looks at key ideas and activities that can be used to help students learn that materials can be classified as solid, liquid or gas, and to recognise the difference.

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    Outreach: thermochromic materials

    2016-12-12T13:30:48Z

    Chemicals and materials which change colour are fun and useful. In this activity you will handle thermochromic materials.

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    Insulation and conduction

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    The ‘Insulation and conduction’ chapter from That’s Chemistry!: This chapter looks at key ideas and activities that can be used to help students learn how materials have different properties, including whether they are conductors or insulators of heat and/or electricity.

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    Heating and cooling materials

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    The ‘heating and cooling materials’ chapter from That’s Chemistry! This chapter looks at key ideas and activities that can be used to help students learn how the properties of some materials change when they are heated, and that some of these changes are irreversible.

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    Cracking Chemistry!

    Work your way through these fun chemistry practicals developed by National Science & Engineering Week.

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    AfL: What happens when substances dissolve? What is a precipitate?

    Assessment for Learning is an effective way of actively involving students in their learning. Each session plan comes with suggestions about how to organise activities and worksheets that may be used with students.

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    AfL: What happens when a substance changes state?

    Assessment for Learning is an effective way of actively involving students in their learning. Each session plan comes with suggestions about how to organise activities and worksheets that may be used with students.

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    AfL: Particle models: gas, liquid, solid

    Assessment for Learning is an effective way of actively involving students in their learning.  Each session plan comes with suggestions about how to organise activities and worksheets that may be used with students.

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    Outreach: Science festivals

    This set of handouts can be used to inspire people of all ages to take up chemistry in their own home! Racing raisins, cornflour gloop, erupting volcanoes, reaction times and iron from breakfast cereal are all covered here.

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    Hand warmers

    Use these student activities and teacher guide to investigate reusable and disposable hand warmers. You will compare reusable variants made with sodium acetate vs disposable handwarmers. You can also try making your own hand warmers. These activities may work well as a project on class topics like ‘winter’ or ‘body ...

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    Colour chemistry

    Students use colourful experiments to investigate the properties of colour and its use in chemistry.

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    Quantum Casino

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    Quantum Casino takes a fundamental approach to thermodynamics. This starts with the chance behaviour of particles and energy, and sees how this leads to predictable outcomes of chemical reactions.

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    Green chemistry: laboratory manual for general chemistry

    2016-08-05T00:00:00Z

    An introduction to green chemistry and 21 experiments ready for use in the classroom or teaching laboratory

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    Solar-powered desalination produces energy

    2016-07-29T00:00:00Z

    Nanocomposite helps to produce drinking water and fuel