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Gold award: Detecting food fraud

In this Crest Gold Award accredited project, students are provided some suggestions for project work based around adulterated foods.  Suggested investigations include:

  • determining the concentration of standard and 'value' brands of common household products such as bleaches, detergents and vinegars....

Gold award: How much starch is in a potato?

In this Crest Gold Award accredited project, students are provided some suggestions for project work based around potatoes and potato starch.  Suggested investigations include:

  • determining the starch content different potatoes
  • finding the effect of detergent on potato starch residue left on...

Gold award: Everything looks brighter after a cup of tea – Fact Or Fiction

In this Crest Award accredited project, students are provided some suggestions for project work based around the health benefits, or otherwise, of drinking tea.  Suggested investigations include:

  • investigating tannins, caffeine and flavonoids in different teas
  • comparing taste of teas
  • ...

Mini lectures: neutrinos

This mini lecture from the Lindau Nobel Laureate Meetings provides a historical perspective on the work of Pauli in postulating the existence of the 'ghost particle' with no electrical charge and virtually no mass. Following the discovery of the neutrino and its associated 'flavours', the lecture then explores...

Mini lectures: subatomic particles

This mini lecture from the Lindau Nobel Laureate Meetings takes a historical view of sub-atomic particle theory from the earliest work of Thompson and, subsequently, of Rutherford. Nobel prizewinners' recorded speeches provide the soundtrack to their discoveries of nuclei, protons and, then, neutrinos.  The...

Mini lectures: imaging in science

This mini lecture from the Lindau Nobel Laureate Meetings looks at the electromagnetic spectrum and how various wavelengths have been used in imaging. Starting with a history of telescopy and microscopy, the lecture brings the viewer right up to date with a section on the James Webb telescope and high-resolution...

Mini lectures: science, ethics and society

This 11-minute lecture from the Lindau Nobel Laureate Meetings explores the ideas of ethics, morality and values. The lecture describes the part played by the Nobel intergenerational meetings in Lindau in reminding scientists and society of their responsibilities. Hippocrates' view that "man belongs to nature;...

Mini lectures: quantum mechanics

This lecture from the Lindau Nobel Laureate Meetings outlines the development of the field of quantum mechanics. The lecture describes the work of Planck, Einstein and Bohr and includes the idea of wave-particle duality, the photoelectric effect to Bohr's model of atomic structure. The lecture's emphasis is on...

Mini lectures: molecules

This lecture from the Lindau Nobel Laureate Meetings outlines the importance of small molecules in living organisms. The lecture describes the discovery of various vitamins, neurotransmitters, hormones and odorants (including pheromones). The lecture's emphasis is on the contribution to science of the Nobel...

Mini lectures: Marie Curie

In this lecture from the Lindau Nobel Laureate Meetings, the story is told of Marie Curie and her extraordinary life. The lecture is presented as Marie Curie's life story taking us from her early years in Poland to Paris where she spent most of her life. The lecture contains many photographs, some recorded...

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