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Investigations in Applied Biology and Biotechnology

The resource pack, written by Peter Freeland, contains 50 practical investigations designed to introduce aspects of applied biology and biotechnology. The topics are wide ranging, including enzymes, food manufacture and fermentation technology, together with health education, plant propagation, pest control, waste...

Gum Fun: Investigating Plant Gums

Plant gums are often used in the food industry as thickening and stabilising agents. Gums are water soluble polysaccharides, such as starch and cellulose. In this activity, students investigate what happens to the texture when different polysaccharides are mixed.

When solutions of some polysaccharides are...

What Is Wood?

This student sheet invites students to consider lignification in detail. Students take thin sections from successive internodes of the shoot and calculate the lignification index of each section. These can then be compared with sections from other parts of the plants to consider where lignin is deposited in other...

Chemistry Experiments

Chemistry Experiments contains a varied collection of labcards and worksheets from which teachers can choose in order to build up a programme of chemistry practical work for use in the school laboratory. The labcards include labelled diagrams and questions which are...

Colour in Nature

This booklet provides practical activities which investigate light, sight and colour. The ideas of energy in the form of light waves radiating from a source, direct and reflected or 'scattered' light, the ways in which the light received causes the sensation of sight, and interpretations of colour by different...

Corrosion

This booklet in the Griffin Technical Studies series provides practical activities which investigate the processes of corrosion. A set of experiments are designed to give students a basic idea of the electro-chemical reactions which are responsible for the corrosion of metals. The resource also considers...

Cosmetic Science

This booklet in the Griffin Technical Studies series provides formulae and information on
cosmetic preparations that can easily be made in schools. These experiments encourage students to think about what substitutions can be made, as well as practising weighing and measuring and studying the effects of...

Crime Detection

This booklet in the Griffin Technical Studies series provides practical activities in which students investigate aspects of forensic science. The resource can be used as part of cross-curricular learning and case studies are provided to encourage logical thought, debate and discussion and decision making skills....

Dyes and Dyeing

This booklet in the Griffin Technical Studies series provides practical activities which investigate dyes and dyeing.

[b]Contents:[/b]
1. Introduction
2. Vegetable dyes
3. Fastness of dyes
4. Mineral dyes
5. Synthetic dyes - development of the industry
6. Synthetic dyes...

Enamelling

This booklet in the Griffin Technical Studies series provides practical activities in which students can produce their own enamelled objects using copper. Some projects can be undertaken by some students in Key Stage Two whilst others are suitable for Key Stage Three or Four students. These activities may be used...

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