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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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Biology challenge

Biology Challenge is an online competition which takes place in schools with students supervised by their teachers. Questions will be set on the school curriculum but the Biology Challenge will also reward those students whose knowledge of the subject has been increased by reading books and magazines, watching natural...
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2010 to date

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The uncover copper competition

This competition calls on students to uncover copper, seeking it out in buildings, health and medicine, and new applications in renewable energy and sustainable transport systems. They produce an A3 poster that explores copper's applications and the chemical, physical and mechanical properties behind its use. The...
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Antibubbles

This lesson links aspects of states of matter to the use of bubbles to deliver drugs to cancerous tissue, and is appropriate to students aged 12- 14. Most children will be familiar with soapy bubbles consisting of gas surrounded by a film of moisture. This lesson looks at the formation of bubbles that contain...
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2010 to date

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Imagine Cup

Imagine Cup is a global competition that empowers the next generation of computer science students to team up and use their creativity, passion and knowledge of technology to create applications that shape how people live, work and play. Imagine Cup
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Primary mathematics challenge (PMC)

The Primary Mathematics Challenge (PMC) is a nationwide challenge for students who wish to take part in some interesting and stimulating mathematics. It is a test with multiple-choice problems.Primary mathematics challenge
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Year 10 Maths Feast

A challenging team competition testing mathematical, team-working and communication skills. The Maths Feast is organised on a regional basis with over 70 events taking place across England in February and March.Year 10 Maths Feast
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Maths in motion challenge

Using tried and tested ‘Cloud’ based software that simulates the setting up of a racing car, students, working in small teams, complete a series of STEM relevant tasks in an effort to produce the perfect car. This ‘virtual’ car is then entered into a competitive race in the hope of winning it. The challenge also...
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