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Biodiversity Around Us

In this topic, from the Association for Science Education (ASE), students explore the importance of biodiversity to humankind. The topic is designed to allow classes in schools across the world to exchange information about the factors affecting biodiversity today.

Students focus in particular on the...

Athens, Greece - Dissolving: Acid Rain

In this Planet Science resource, the effects of acidic gases emitted from power stations and cars on marble statues around the world is the stimulus for demonstrations and activities on acid rain. Students also consider the ethics of Lord Elgin removing the Elgin marbles from the Parthenon and are asked to come up...

Session Four

This resource contains the fourth session of the Active Approaches to Level Three Applied Science, produced by the Science Learning Centres and the Nuffield Foundation. The session looks at developing assignments, their learning objectives and structure and warns against malpractice and plagiarism. It also...

Bee Scene

The Bee Scene survey was developed as part of the Wild About Plants project by Plantlife and the Bumblebee Conservation Trust. Children and young people are encouraged to take part in an annual survey of wildflowers, the bumblebee's source of food (nectar and pollen). This information is used to estimate bee...

Egypt, 1st Century BC - Dissolving: The World’s Most Expensive Cocktail

The story of the pearl Cleopatra dropped into vinegar to impress mark Anthony is the basis for an investigation designed by Planet Science into whether pearls (or in this case, oyster shells or sea shells) dissolve in acidic solutions. The resource also explains where pearls come from and the chemistry behind...

Copenhagen, Denmark - Dissolving: Reactivity of Metals

During the war the gold medals of some Nobel prize winners were dissolved in Aqua Regia to prevent them falling into the hands of the Nazis. This story from Planet Science is used to introduce the fact that some metals (gold being unavailable in schools!) can be dissolved in acids and then reclaimed by electrolysis...

London U.K. - Dissolving: The Acid Bath Murderer

The acid bath murderer used strong acid to dispose of the bodies of his victims in the 1940’s. Planet Science uses this gruesome story as a basis for activities which teachers could demonstrate to their students – examining whether small pieces of meat, fat, gristle and bone dissolve in acid and if alkali might be...

University of the United Arab Emirates - Jojoba: Liquid Gold for the 21st Century

In 2000, two Indian scientists persuaded farmers to plant jojoba plants in their fields. In this Planet Science resource, students are asked to research the uses of jojoba oil – for fuels, cosmetics and medicines. They then take part in activities to make adverts for the fuel and cosmetics, to design a leaflet...

Jaipur, India - Natural Dyes, Paints and Colours

In this Planet Science resource, an introduction on natural and synthetic dyes leads on to activities in which students devise an experiment for making a natural dye and testing its colour fastness. A feature on the Indian painter Shammi Banu and the techniques he uses to use paints made form natural sources like...

Lucknow India - Curry and Rice Makes You Hot: How?

Dr Srinath Singh, an Indian scientist is investigating how to grow rice which makes less methane which contributes to global warming. In this Planet Science resource, students are asked to discuss Dr Singh’s ideas, to carry out some research to convince farmers his ideas are viable and then to take part in a debate...

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