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Industrial Encounters: Good Practice for School Links

From The Centre for Industry Education Collaboration (CIEC), this guide aims to help schools and science-based companies make the best use of their opportunities to liaise together. It concentrates upon using link activities to enrich aspects of the school science curriculum but there are many principles in the...

On Site: a Guide to Visiting the Chemical Industry

From The Centre for Industry Education Collaboration (CIEC), this guide provides practical information and advice about organising a visit to a local science-based industry. Visits can be engaging, stimulating and profitable for the students, teachers and companies...

Plastics: Workshop Practices and Industrial Processes

Produced by The Centre for Industry Education Collaboration (CIEC), this booklet contains information and activities of interest to teachers of design and technology. It looks at working practices in industry and schools relating to thermoplastics and provides an introduction to basic techniques for schools and the...

Polymers: Information and Activity Book

From The Centre for Industry Education Collaboration (CIEC), this book is aimed at post-16 chemistry students but will also be useful for students following technology or vocational courses. The book helps students to first understand the basis of polymer chemistry and the plastics industry. It moves on to consider...

Polymers: Physical Testing

From The Centre for Industry Education Collaboration (CIEC), these activities are aimed at post-16 students following courses in technology, engineering, physics or materials science. The activities described allow students to gain experience and practice experimental technique in the testing of materials' physical...

Product Design: Polymers in Sleeping Bags

Produced by The Centre for Industry Education Collaboration (CIEC), this set of activities allows students to investigate the properties of polymers in relation to the design requirements for a sleeping bag.

Students carry out an investigation of the design and manufacture of sleeping bags as a product...

Speakers from Industry: a Practical Guide for Teachers and Industrialists

Produced by The Centre for Industry Education Collaboration (CIEC), this booklet offers advice and guidance for:
* teachers who wish to bring industrial speakers into school
* industrial speakers who would like an insight into the needs of teachers and their...

Sweet Success

From The Centre for Industry Education Collaboration (CIEC), these activities investigate the crystallisation of sugar in the fondant of creme eggs.

Complaints of 'glass' in creme eggs, and other sugar confectionery products, are sometimes the result of the growth of very large crystals of sugar. In these...

Waste Away

From The Centre for Industry Education Collaboration (CIEC), these resources allow students to consider the problems of industrial waste disposal. In particular they focus on the biological treatment of industrial waste using air as a source of oxygen and problems that such biological treatment plants face.

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A Question of Cooling

Produced by The Centre for Industry Education Collaboration (CIEC), these materials help students to gain an understanding of a number of scientific ideas through investigating how a refrigerator works. The key ideas covered include:
* liquids require heat to evaporate
* some gases can be liquefied at...

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