Mercury poisoning and the origins of the phrase ‘mad as a hatter’.
The story of the discovery of the Hall-Heroult process for purifying aluminium.
He invented the alcohol thermometer (1709) and mercury thermometer (1714). He also developed the Fahrenheit temperature scale by reference to three fixed points of temperature, where a mixture of ice, water and ammonium chloride was taken as 0 °F.
Make your own sunscreen and determine its SPF using UV light transmission
Find out about the discovery and use of aspirin with this research and presentation task for groups of 16–18 year-old learners
Explore the use of painkillers and their other effects: antipyretic, anti-inflammatory and antirheumatic. Includes kit list and safety instructions.
Heat, react, convert and separate oil of wintergreen to create 2-hydroxybenzoic acid. Includes kit list and safety instructions.
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