Short videos of exciting demonstrations of the chemistry of everyday materials, taken from a lecture by Peter Wothers at the University of Cambridge.
What is limestone made of, and how can we tell?
Shells and limestone have a lot in common - both contain lots of calcium carbonate!
See what would happen if there was no calcium in our bones!
Pouring water on calcium oxide has a very dramatic effect!
Find out why we never find calcium metal in nature.
Extracting potassium carbonate from ashes.
A clever reaction to make potassium from potash.
Violent reaction of potassium metal with water!
Challenge the misconception that metals and non-metals are completely opposite in their properties with this activity
Showcasing samples and gas tests are imperative when introducing non-metal elements to students
A selection of curriculum-relevant resources and activities to use remotely with your 11–14 classes
2020-04-27T10:24:00ZFive out of five
Understand the structure of the virus behind the Covid-19 pandemic
Let students practise algebra in a chemistry context
Which material makes the warmest jacket? Investigate the insulating properties of various materials with this activity for ages 7–14
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