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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,...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Skill 6.1 Making a Good Presentation

These activities, produced by Gatsby Science Enhancement Programme, help students to make oral presentations.

Students are encouraged to prepare a short presentation and, in doing so, consider the following points:
* Who are the audience?
* What does their audience know about the subject of the...

Skill 6.2 Reflecting on Presentations

These activities, produced by Gatsby Science Enhancement Programme, help students to reflect on a presentation they have practised and delivered.

Working with a partner, they evaluate their presentations to consider points that include:
* What were the key points of the presentation?
* Were key...

Skill 6.3 Recognising a Scientific Research Poster

These activities, produced by Gatsby Science Enhancement Programme, help students look at the features of a scientific poster.

Students are challenged to compare posters that may be presented at a conference with other 'science interest' posters that may be on display in the school science department.

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Skill 6.4 Designing a Scientific Research Poster

These activities, produced by Gatsby Science Enhancement Programme, gives students an opportunity to design and produce a science poster similar to one that could be presented at a conference.

The scientific poster format is an excellent way of presenting students’ work. It necessitates a brief and fluent...

Bugs

From Teachers TV, this Science Tube video looks at microbes. It illustrates that microbes are all around us and describes some helpful and harmful effects of microbes. It highlights the importance of good hygiene practices. There are five different sections:

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