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Minerals Unit Guide

This Salters’ Chemistry Course unit from the University of York Science Education Group covered:
* The extraction and production of important materials from sulphide ores, iron ore and limestone.
* The use of relative atomic masses for determining the masses of reactants and products.
* The Periodic...

Keeping Clean Unit Guide

This Salters’ Chemistry Course unit from the University of York Science Education Group covered:
* The use of soaps and soapless detergents.
* Emulsions and the action of emulsifiers.
* The hardness of water.
* The manufacture and use of cosmetics, shampoos.
* Toothpastes and household...

Buildings Unit Guide

This Salters’ Chemistry Course unit from the University of York Science Education Group covered:
* Properties of building materials including their reactions with acid.
* Factors which affect rate of reaction.
* The relationship between the properties and uses of building materials and their...

Making and Using Electricity Unit Guide

This Salters’ Chemistry Course unit from the University of York Science Education Group covered:
* The conversion of chemical energy to electrical energy.
* The construction and operation of electrochemical cells.
* The conversion of electrical energy to chemical energy during electrolysis.
*...

Burning and Bonding Unit Guide

This Salters’ Chemistry Course unit from the University of York Science Education Group covered:
* causes and control of fire
* flash points & controlled burning
* energy changes in chemical reactions
* bond breaking and making exothermic and endothermic changes
* energy level diagrams...

Fighting Disease Unit Guide

This Salters’ Chemistry Course unit from the University of York Science Education Group covered:
* The use and importance of germicides.
* The chemist's role in public health.
* Some of the chemical reactions inside our bodies.
* The function and properties of enzymes.
* The relationship...

Energy Today and Tomorrow Unit Guide

This Salters’ Chemistry Course unit from the University of York Science Education Group covered:
* Sources and uses of energy.
* Conservation of energy.
* Alternative and renewable energy sources.
* Solar energy as a fundamental source of biomass energy.
* Nuclear energy as an alternative...

Hair Studies

This booklet from the Griffin Technical Studies series looks at the biological structure and chemical properties of hair and includes a number of practical experiments to see what changes hair can undergo. It investigates what hair is made of, blood circulation and conditions affecting the hair. It also provides...

Human Chemistry

This booklet provides practical activities linked to health care. Chemistry techniques include tests for carbon, hydrogen, sulphur, nitrogen, iron and flame tests for other elements.

The experiments are:
1. Testing for carbon and hydrogen
2. Testing for sulphur and nitrogen
3. Flame colours...

The Human Machine

This booklet provides a number of practical experiments investigating tissues, organs and organ systems, including how the mind controls the body, psychology and ergonomics.

Curriculum links include, respiratory system, circulatory system, behaviour, nervous system.

The experiments are:
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