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 ...
Show your learners the difference that science can make and provide them with role models who are leading chemists in their fields.
Critical thinking and research task, reflecting on the science and societal views surrounding drugs and their development
In this activity students are required to apply their understanding of redox to identify which metal is oxidised and which is reduced in a series of displacement reactions
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