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.
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 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.
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 ...
Use your smartphone to measure changes in concentration across different concentrations of squash at home or in the classroom. Use your results to predict the concentration of an unknown dilution of squash.
Use this tutorial, including a video demonstration, to help post-16 students learn about equilibrium, the Gibbs free energy and the feasibility of reactions.
Try this tutorial with accompanying videos to help teach students on post-16 courses about the concept of entropy and the second law of thermodynamics.
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