Produced by The Centre for Industry Education Collaboration (CIEC), this resource looks to help post-16 students to improve their understanding of the working methods of science-based industry.
The activity looks at the decisions involved in the design and development of a chemical plant to produce a chemical intermediate required by a new customer.
Working in groups, students consider:
* the chemical processes involved
* waste management
* production planning
* the economic constraints.
Students look at three stages; firstly they consider the best process to use to make the product, then they choose whether or not to build new plant and finally students consider the most effective delivery schedule.
The materials contain full teacher guidance, student notes and activity sheets.