The practical activities in this resource explore cleanliness through an investigative and problem solving approach. By using a variety of approaches, the activities were designed to encourage discussion about the sociological and environmental implications of keeping clean. The experiments can be carried out in any order and integrated into an existing scheme of work, and are ideal as part of a circus of activities around the classroom.
The activities cover observations of dust particles, mould, microscopy, air pollution, water pollution, sterile technique, water treatment and cleaning products.
Warwick Process Science was compiled by an experienced team of teachers from comprehensive schools, mainly in Leicestershire, in collaboration with the University of Warwick.