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Exoplanet atmospheres

In this activity developed by the Institute of Physics, students use simple diffraction gratings to observe the spectra from different sources, and deduce how scientists can work out which chemicals are present in an exoplanet’s atmosphere. When an exoplanet passes in front of its star, some of the starlight is...
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Gas and Pressure

These downloadable videos and animations are part of the multimedia package Stuff and Substance, developed by the Gatsby Science Enhancement Programme (SEP). They can be used to develop the ideas relating to the pressure of the gas state and dependence of the boiling point on external pressure.The pressure of a...
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Melting and Freezing

These downloadable videos and animations are part of the multimedia package Stuff and Substance, developed by the Gatsby Science Enhancement Programme (SEP). They can be used to develop the idea of a substance as a kind of ‘stuff’ which has a definite melting point.The idea of a melting point can be introduced using...
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Fractions: Adding and Subtracting

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Factors, Multiples and Primes

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Red, White and Blue

In this classic demonstration, from the Royal Society of Chemistry, a solution of ammonia is poured into three beakers containing, phenolphthalein, lead nitrate and copper sulphate. The solutions become red, milky white and deep blue but pouring them into acid reverses the reaction. The resource provides a list of...
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Day and Night, Seasons

In this activity developed by the Institute of Physics, students model the motion of a planet around a star and investigate how day and night and seasons may be different on other planets. Working in pairs or small groups, students demonstrate night and day and seasons to each other. They can then go on to model the...
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Smart Materials and Metal Foams

This is a set of resources that can be used to introduce Smart Materials and Metal Foams.It contains an overview of shape memory alloys / polymers, electrochromic glass, piezoelectric transducers and actuators - with questions at the end.
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Substances and the Three States

These downloadable animations are part of the multimedia package Stuff and Substance, developed by the Gatsby Science Enhancement Programme (SEP). They can be used to emphasize that a substance can be in any of the three states and there is nothing special about room temperature states.The state of a sample of a...
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