Griffin Technical Studies

The booklets in this series, published in 1971, provide background information and a set of practical activities which explore scientific ideas across range of everyday contexts.

Topics include:

Colour in Nature
Lapidary
Microscopy
pH and Redox Measurements
Photography
Plant Hormones
Polymer Science
Weather
Batik
The Human Machine
Human Chemistry
Hair Studies
Corrosion
Cosmetic Science
Crime Detection
Dyes and Dyeing
Enamelling
Fibres
Flow
Silk Screen Printing

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Colour in Nature

This booklet provides practical activities which investigate light, sight and colour. The ideas of energy in the form of light waves radiating from a source, direct and reflected or 'scattered' light, the ways in which the light received causes the sensation of sight, and interpretations of colour by different...

Publication date:
1970 - 1979

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Corrosion

This booklet in the Griffin Technical Studies series provides practical activities which investigate the processes of corrosion. A set of experiments are designed to give students a basic idea of the electro-chemical reactions which are responsible for the corrosion of metals. The resource also considers...

Publication date:
1970 - 1979

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Cosmetic Science

This booklet in the Griffin Technical Studies series provides formulae and information on
cosmetic preparations that can easily be made in schools. These experiments encourage students to think about what substitutions can be made, as well as practising weighing and measuring and studying the effects of...

Publication date:
1970 - 1979

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Crime Detection

This booklet in the Griffin Technical Studies series provides practical activities in which students investigate aspects of forensic science. The resource can be used as part of cross-curricular learning and case studies are provided to encourage logical thought, debate and discussion and decision making skills....

Publication date:
1970 - 1979

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