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!
Teach the extinguishing properties and density of CO₂ safely
Stretch it, bend it.. but defintiely don’t break it
Six more puzzles to challenge and enthuse your students
Help your students apply standard form in chemical equations
Develop students’ speaking and listening skills with this debate activity
Consolidate students’ understanding with these engaging activities
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