This resource provides the essential knowledge needed to keep plastic pieces in the best possible condition so that they can continue to be enjoyed for many years.
The Mary Rose is a wooden Tudor warship that sank off Portsmouth in 1545. While on the sea bed, most of her hull became covered in silt, which effectively sealed it and the artefacts it contained in anaerobic (air-free) conditions and preserved them from decay.
This resource discusses some of the issues involved with museum conservation of objects made of stone and looks at a research project to investigate methods of removing salts from porous stone objects.
This book shows how chemical techniques are used in conserving objects made from a wide variety of materials and seeks to introduce some of the ethical considerations of conservation to students. All of the chapters are freely available on Learn Chemistry. Follow the links below to buy a copy ...
DART (Directed Activity Related to Text) covering separation techniques, including dissolution, distillation and filtration. Decaffeination provides a great context to add depth to a sequence of lessons on separation techniques.
A worksheet including three classroom activities to evaluate the role plastic plays in everyday life
A matching activity worksheet using clues to identify and name repeating polymers based on their chemical structure
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