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Lapidary

This booklet investigates gemstones, what they are, how to identify them and their types. The resource describes how to apply Moh's scale of hardness and looks at specific gravity testing, blowpipe and bead tests. It then lists and describes a large number of semi-precious stones, including their hardness scores...

Microscopy

This booklet looks at the importance of magnification to scientific study. It explains how a microscope works, how to construct a simple microtome (used to view fibres) and how each of these are used. A set of 15 experiments then leads students to explore fibres, different types of hair and a variety of other...

pH and Redox Measurements

This booklet contains a set of experiments and activities through which students can explore pH and the use of a pH probe.

[b]Contents:[/b]
1. Initial preparation
2. Battery
3. Electrode
4. Buffer solution
5. Instrument layout
6. pH measurement
7. mV measurement...

Photography

This booklet introduces students to photography techniques. It includes the chemistry involved in processing negatives and films.

Contents:
PART ONE
*Production of the negative
*Loading the film
*Exposing the film
*Unloading the film
*The Developing...

Plant Hormones

This booklet contains a large number of practical experiments exploring plant hormones. These experiments cover the way the hormones work and the effects they have on the plants' growth and development. Curriculum links include auxins, phototropism, geotropism, plant regulators, gibberellins, kinins and growth...

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...

Integrated Mathematics Scheme: N1

From the Integrated Mathematics Scheme, this book is designed for students who were likely to be taking examinations equivalent to higher level GCSE. The book contains 30 units, split into three sections each containing ten units.

[b]Units 1 to 10[/b] cover:
Calculating long multiplication and long...

Integrated Mathematics Scheme: Teachers' Book 2

Teachers' Book 1 gives a thorough overview of the whole scheme explaining the different ability levels at which books are aimed, the philosophy behind the structure and the different themes contained in the books. The book concludes by listing the answers to each of the exercises in the year two books; book A2 and...

Integrated Mathematics Scheme: B2

This Year Eight textbook from the Integrated Mathematics Scheme contains 30 units split into three sections each containing ten units. There are basic exercises (M units) followed by more challenging exercises (E units) covering the same topics in each file.

[b]Units 1 to 10[/b] cover:
*Use of negative...

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