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Polymer Science

This booklet contains practical experiments exploring plastics and polymerisation. The text starts with an introduction which explains the types of polymerisation (addition and condensation) and plastics (thermoplastic and thermosetting) and their molecular compositions. It also looks at the effects of heat on weak...

Weather

This booklet describes the difference between climate and weather and provides experiments which look at what weather is, and why, how to observe it and how to apply these observations.

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Batik

This booklet from the Griffin Technical Studies series describes the process of batik, a method of obtaining a pattern upon a piece of fabric.

Silk Screen Printing

This booklet from the Griffin Technical Studies series introduces students to the skill of silk screening printing. It begins with instructions on how to make a basic frame and describes the other materials needed and how to prepare the workroom. Causes and remedies for common problems are also addressed.

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The Hunt for Vitamin C; the Effect of Cooking Processes on the Vitamin C Content of Cabbage

In this investigation, from the Royal Society of Chemistry, students investigate the how vitamin C in cabbage is affected by different cooking processes. The vitamin C concentration is estimated by carrying out a titration with 2,6-dichlorophenolindophenol.

The resource is set out as teachers' notes...

Nobili’s rings

In this investigation, from the Royal Society of Chemistry, students investigate the phenomena of Nobili’s rings by setting up electrolysis and varying the metals and alloy electrodes and the metal salt solution.

The resource is set out as teachers' notes followed by the students' page which presents the...

From Milk to Curds and Whey – Which Enzyme?

In this investigation, from the Royal Society of Chemistry, students investigate which of three enzymes is best for coagulating milk to make curds and whey. The enzymes used are rennet, genetically engineered chymosin and a fungal enzyme.

The resource is set out as teachers' notes followed by the students'...

Any Glucose?

In this investigation, from the Royal Society of Chemistry, students design a biosensor to detect glucose using two enzymes; glucose oxidase and horseradish peroxidase.

The resource is set out as teachers' notes followed by the students' page which presents the task to be investigated. A list of apparatus...

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