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A Case Study in Bioremediation

This resource, from the Royal Society of Chemistry ‘Challenging Plants’, is a case study in bioremediation at a steel works. It provides background information on how water is contaminated by waste products of steel manufacture. It includes detail of how contaminated water is treated by biologically active material...

Applying Fertilisers

This resource, from the Royal Society of Chemistry ‘Challenging Plants’ resource pack, provides background information on the application of fertilisers. It includes detail on the three types of multi-nutrient fertilisers: complex, compound and blended fertilisers.

It compares the benefits and drawbacks to...

Fertilisers and the Environment

This resource, from the Royal Society of Chemistry ‘Challenging Plants’ resource pack, provides background information on the use of fertilisers and the environmental concerns of using them. It discusses the steps that need to be taken to improve the productivity of land while reducing the use of: water, fertiliser...

Fertilisers Providing Micronutrients

This resource, from the Royal Society of Chemistry ‘Challenging Plants’ resource pack, provides detailed background information on the micronutrients present in some fertilisers, such as boron. It describes a range of soluble compounds, made up of metal ions, which are readily available to plants for rapid uptake...

Fertilisers Providing Primary and Secondary Nutrients

This resource, from the Royal Society of Chemistry ‘Challenging Plants’, resource pack provides background information on primary and secondary nutrients. Details are included on how to prepare a range of compounds, such as ammonium nitrate, which can be used as sources of the essential primary nutrient nitrogen...

Nutrients and Fertilisers

This resource, from the Royal Society of Chemistry ‘Challenging Plants’, provides background information on the essential elements in fertilisers and the different types of fertilisers. It explains that fertilisers are classified according to the quantities required by plants into: primary, secondary and...

Car Pollution

In this activity students consider the questions:

• Why is the car manufacturer interested in planting trees?
• How much pollution do cars cause?
• How can plants compensate for car pollution?
• What factors affect the capacity of a plant to absorb CO2?
• If you had the choice...

Dangerous Rain

In this activity students consider the questions:
• Where does rain water go?
• How can we model the flow of rainwater in real life?
• What can be done to prevent flooding?
• When is rain dangerous?
• Where do floods come from?
• How can we reduce the damage that...

Desertec

The generation of energy with solar power plants in the desert is a highly controversial issue. In this activity students consider the questions:

• Which arguments do the opponents and the proponents put forward?
• To what extent do solar power plants have the potential to contribute to meeting Europe’...

Food

In this activity students consider the questions:

• Which components of food are healthy and which are not?
• Why should we care about this?
• What are the effects of the individual components of food on the human body?
• What do our families eat? What are the likely effects of what we...

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