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Salters' Chemistry Club: electroplating faces

This resource describes an activity for an informal chemistry club, electroplating is used to plate a thin layer of a valuable metal on top of a less valuable one. Students have a go at plating the faces on foreign coins. The aim is to convey the excitement of chemistry and develop students’ curiosity.
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2000 - 2009

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Salters' Chemistry Club: strengthening ice

This resource describes an activity for an informal chemistry club, students investigate the best material and conditions for producing strong composite ice. The aim is to convey the excitement of chemistry and develop students’ curiosity.
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2000 - 2009

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Salters' Chemistry Club: create your own chemistry trail

This resource describes an activity for an informal chemistry club, students investigate the best material and conditions for producing strong composite ice. The aim is to convey the excitement of chemistry and develop students’ curiosity.
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2000 - 2009

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Salters' Chemistry Club: making and colouring glass beads

This resource describes an activity for an informal chemistry club, an investigation into the colour of metal salts and oxides by making coloured beads of borax glass using the flame of a Bunsen burner. The aim is to convey the excitement of chemistry and develop students’ curiosity.
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2000 - 2009

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Salters' Chemistry Club: making a blueprint

This resource describes an activity for an informal chemistry club, blueprints are made by placing a drawing over a specially treated paper and exposing it to strong (UV) light. The blueprint is then washed (fixed). The light triggers a reaction that produces the pigment ‘Prussian blue’. The aim is to convey the...
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2000 - 2009

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Salters' Chemistry Club: find the combination of the safe

This resource describes an activity for an informal chemistry club, the concentrations of four solutions hold the secret that will undo the lock to a safe. Students use their skill at titration to find the letters and numbers of the combination. The aim is to convey the excitement of chemistry and develop...
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2000 - 2009

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Salters' Chemistry Club: fizzing in the kitchen

This resource describes an activity for an informal chemistry club, students investigate chemical reactions using common foods. They investigate which foods fizz when acid is added to them and which gas is given off. They then compare the amount of ‘fizz’ in different drinks. The aim is to convey the excitement...
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2000 - 2009

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Salters' Chemistry Club: investigating shampoos

This resource describes an activity for an informal chemistry club, students investigate different shampoos by testing their pH, and by comparing flow properties, which makes the most lather and the grease removing properties. The aim is to convey the excitement of chemistry and develop students’ curiosity.
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2000 - 2009

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Plastic challenge

This resource contains a series of lessons which are designed to extend students’ knowledge and understanding of plastics and plastic waste on a global scale. Linking to materials and their properties, the environment, recycling and design and technology, they contain investigations and activities aimed at both...
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2010 to date

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STEM Club Activity: milking it

This activity looks at the use of plastics. Because the manufacture of plastics requires huge quantities of oil and produces pollutants including greenhouse gases alternative sources of raw materials are required. This activity will enable students to explore how to make plastics and experiment with different...
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2010 to date

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