Ancient Roman art

753 BCE–476 CE

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Bubble volcanoes

In this experiment, students describe what is observed when ethanoic acid and sodium hydrogen carbonate are mixed, using key terms such as reaction, fizzing or effervesce and gas.

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Making concrete

In this experiment, students determine how different sized materials with binder increase the stability and strength of mortar and concrete. Also, students can test how altering the proportions of cement, water and different aggregates affects concrete’s properties.

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Making an alloy (solder)

In this experiment, students determine what is meant by an alloy, produce their own (solder) and identify ow the alloy’s properties differ from those of its constituent elements.

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Plaster of Paris

In this experiment, students produce Plaster of Paris, which they then use to produce a cast, in order to identify the items that have left an impression in an apple.

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Making a crystal garden

In this experiment, students grow crystal gardens, commenting on the size, colour and rate of growth for different crystals.

Timeline

Discover the links between art and science through different historical eras.

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Cave art

The cave art era spans 10,000–3000 BCE. Discover the links between cave art and chemistry

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Ancient Egyptian art

The Egyptian art era spans 3000–300 BCE. Discover the links between Egyptian art and science

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Ancient Greek art

The Ancient Greek art era spans 3000–30 BCE. Discover the links between Ancient Greek art and chemistry

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Ancient Roman art

The Ancient Roman art era spans 753 BCE–476 CE. Discover the links between Ancient Roman art and chemistry