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Fortune Tellers

In this Planet Science resource, instructions are given for making a fortune teller so students can make one with their own questions and answers. Attractive templates are provided where the science topic links to a possible career. They can be used to stimulate interest among 9 to 13 year olds and suggest possible...

Water Treatment Systems

In this practical activity, students investigate the salinity of three different water samples using a multimeter. Students first calibrate their salination probe and test the salinity of their solutions. Students can be asked to suggest how errors might have appeared in their results and what could be done to...

Burning Water 1

This activity investigates the potential of hydrogen fuel cells as a means of energy generation and storage. Students make hydrogen gas by electrolysis, supported by practical instruction sheet. Combined with the Burning Fuels 2 resource, students can explore the challenges facing people in their search for...

Which Material? 2

In this practical activity, from the Institution of Engineering and Technology, students investigate the properties of smart springs and see how they might be used as muscles in a robotic arm. This activity can be used as an extension to the related activity ‘...

Sourcing Sugars

This resource describes how students can investigate the sugars in food and drink. Background information is provided about complex and simple carbohydrates.

In the first activity, students use clinistix to test for glucose. The second worksheet describes the use of Benedict's Reagent to test for reducing...

Spectacular Starch

This resource, aimed at primary level, contains an activity which investigates how to detect starch in everyday foods using iodine. Linked to the topic of animals, including humans, it contains teachers' notes on how to run the activity, worksheet with answers and background knowledge.

This resource has been...

2. Optical Fibres in School Physics

This Association for Science Education (ASE) publication about optical fibres was developed in association with the General Electric Company (GEC). At the time of publication GEC was the largest manufacturer of electrical and electronic products in the United Kingdom, and was one of the biggest companies in the...

7. Safety in Gas Appliances

This Association for Science Education (ASE) publication about safety in gas appliances was developed in association with the British Gas Corporation. At the time, this was the only gas industry in the world to be involved in every aspect of gas supply.

The booklet contained guidance for teachers and notes...

3. Industrial Use of Micro-organisms

This Association for Science Education (ASE) publication about the industrial use of micro-organisms was developed in association with Nipa Laboratories Ltd. At the time, the company was recognised throughout the world as a specialist in the production of microbiocides for use as preservatives and antioxidants,...

Children and Plastics, Stages One and Two and Background

This Science 5/13 unit for teachers Plastics for stages one and two is concerned with children’s exploration of the man-made plastics in the world around. It is not concerned with the chemistry or the production of plastics but with the variety and uses of plastics. The unit falls into two main sections. The first...

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