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Polymer Science

This booklet contains practical experiments exploring plastics and polymerisation. The text starts with an introduction which explains the types of polymerisation (addition and condensation) and plastics (thermoplastic and thermosetting) and their molecular compositions. It also looks at the effects of heat on weak...

Weather

This booklet describes the difference between climate and weather and provides experiments which look at what weather is, and why, how to observe it and how to apply these observations.

Contents:
Part 1: lntroduction

Part 2: Practicals
Observations of the...

Batik

This booklet from the Griffin Technical Studies series describes the process of batik, a method of obtaining a pattern upon a piece of fabric.

Silk Screen Printing

This booklet from the Griffin Technical Studies series introduces students to the skill of silk screening printing. It begins with instructions on how to make a basic frame and describes the other materials needed and how to prepare the workroom. Causes and remedies for common problems are also addressed.

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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...

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...

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...

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....

Dyes and Dyeing

This booklet in the Griffin Technical Studies series provides practical activities which investigate dyes and dyeing.

[b]Contents:[/b]
1. Introduction
2. Vegetable dyes
3. Fastness of dyes
4. Mineral dyes
5. Synthetic dyes - development of the industry
6. Synthetic dyes...

Enamelling

This booklet in the Griffin Technical Studies series provides practical activities in which students can produce their own enamelled objects using copper. Some projects can be undertaken by some students in Key Stage Two whilst others are suitable for Key Stage Three or Four students. These activities may be used...

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