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 ...
Get your 11–14 students applying their rates of reactions knowledge to new contexts
Use this lesson plan to structure a lesson on the carbon cycle at 11–14
Students take on the role of a carbon atom as it cycles through the Earth to better understand the carbon cycle
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