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Chemistry in Action

Produced by the University of York Science Education Group and published by The Centre for Industry Education Collaboration (CIEC), this resource contains ten teaching units that explore the social, industrial and economic aspects of chemistry as well as encouraging...

Clean Science

Produced by The Centre for Industry Education Collaboration (CIEC), in these activities, students investigate the cleaning power of washing agents and through a series of investigations that include:

* Which washing agent works best at low temperatures?
* Which washing agent produces the most foam?...

Controlling Reactions: A Case Study

These activities, produced by The Centre for Industry Education Collaboration (CIEC), are based on a BASF chemical plant at Seal Sands, Middlesbrough. They enable students to see how and why chemical reactions are controlled in a chemical plant. The materials contain full teacher guidance, student notes and...

Fit to Drink

From The Centre for Industry Education Collaboration (CIEC), these activities look at the question of drinking water quality.

The activities examine the issues involved and looks in detail at ways of removing nitrates from drinking water supplies. Both water treatment and agricultural solutions are...

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...

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