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Kitchen Science

From the Science Museum, this resource contains a booklet of science activities using everyday ingredients, with notes for teachers. The booklet contains step-by-step instructions for science activities and experiments that are safe and easy to do in the classroom or at home. The individual activities allow...

Our Ingenious Engineers

The attached teaching notes have been written to support the following Science and Engineering Show: https://www.science2life.com/shows/irelands-ingenious-engineers-show/

London Museum of Water & Steam Education Sessions

The educational sessions on offer at the London Museum of Water & Steam.

Please contact the Learning Coordinator on 0203 7284 973 or email learning@waterandsteam.org.uk.

A Hydrogen-oxygen Fuel Cell

In this classic demonstration, from the Royal Society of Chemistry, two methods of making a hydrogen oxygen fuel cell are described. One involves the use of platinum electrodes and the other uses carbon electrodes. Each cell has a potential difference of around 1 Volt. The resource provides a list of apparatus and...

Anodising Aluminium

In this classic demonstration, from the Royal Society of Chemistry, anodises a strip of aluminium using electrolysis. Using clothes dye, the strip of metal can be dyed any colour. The resource provides a list of apparatus and chemicals needed for the experiment, together with teaching tips. Curriculum links include...

Composition of Air Model

A 'cut out and glue' model demonstrating the proportions of the various gases in the composition of air

Medicine Makers

A hands-on practical activity that illustrates drug-target interactions and  looks at the actions of some common painkillers.

Created by the Biochemical Society and the British Pharmacological Society. Download the resource booklet here.

Demonstrations for the Christmas Dinner Table

In this National STEM Learning Centre and Network video, Simon Quinnell demonstrates four experiments, with the theme of Christmas, that teachers can do in the school laboratory.

These are:* Tea bag convection - see how a burning teabag mysteriously rises on convection currents in the air around it.* The...

Dry Ice Demonstration

In this National STEM Learning Centre and Network video, Simon Quinnell demonstrates an experiment using solid carbon dioxide (dry ice) and sodium hydroxide which is likely to impress students. The experiment can be used to talk about the properties of solids, liquids and gases, acids and alkalis or used as an...

Cannon Fire Demonstration

In this National STEM Learning Centre and Network video, Simon Quinnell demonstrates a spectacular and noisy experiment showing the oxidisation of hydrogen peroxide using ethanol and potassium permanganate. An exciting illustration of energy changes, the...

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