Ten Experiments for Ten Years

This collection has been produced in celebration of ten years of continuing professional development run through the National Science Learning Centre. These practical experiments and demonstrations have been selected by the National Science Learning Centre, and their key partners, as the ten experiments that secondary school students should undertake.


TLC for Plant Pigments Involved in Photosynthesis

One of a series of resources from Science & Plants for Schools (SAPS) investigating key topics in plant biology. This reliable and enjoyable practical gives students the opportunity to observe the different pigments involved in photosynthesis using thin layer chromatography (TLC). A low-cost method to get the...

Screaming Jelly Babies

This demonstration, from whynotchemeng, involves putting a jelly baby into molten potassium chlorate. The reaction shows the oxidation of the sugar in the jelly baby. Sometimes a high pitched screaming noise can be heard during the reaction. Jelly babies can be used since they have a small enough surface area...

Algal Balls - Photosynthesis Using Algae Wrapped in Jelly Balls

This reliable practical allows students to use algae to look at the rate of photosynthesis with quantifiable and replicable results. In this protocol, the green alga Scenedesmus quadricauda is immobilised in alginate beads. Changes in the colour of hydrogen carbonate indicator solution (also called...

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