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Salters' Chemistry Club: Naples blood

Every year on 19 September a 'miracle' takes place in Naples Cathedral when Saint Januarius’ blood is held up by the resident bishop. The 1,600 year old blood liquefies and the Neapolitans can breathe a sigh of relief for another year. Professor Garlaschelli, a chemist at the University of Pavia has come up with...
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2000 - 2009

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Salters' Chemistry Club: what colour are leaves really?

This resource describes activities for an informal chemistry club. The aim is to convey the excitement of chemistry and develop students’ curiosity. In this activity, students investigate the different pigments in leaves using chromatography.
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2000 - 2009

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Salters' Chemistry Club Volume Two: Activities 24-29

This resource describes activities for an informal chemistry club. The aim is to convey the excitement of chemistry and develop students’ curiosity.Activity 24: An investigation into the colour of metal salts and oxides by making coloured beads of borax glass using the flame of a Bunsen burner.Activity 25: Blueprints...
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2000 - 2009

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Prepare your own Solar Cell

Renewable energy is generally considered as being from an energy resource that is replaced rapidly by a natural process such as power generated from the sun or from the wind. Most renewable forms of energy, other than geothermal and wave power, ultimately come from the sun. Visible light can be converted directly to...
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Datalogging Activities for the Busy Teacher

This sample of a teacher guide shows how the Lego NXT programmable brick can be used with compatible sensors as a versatile data logging kit. It contains examples of data logging in the wider world to help students engage with the topic, and guidance for simple investigative activities that link to science, computing...
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Making Music with the NXT

This sample, taken from a teacher guide, makes use of Lego NXT programmable kits to create musical instruments. Controllable devices are built that can ‘play’ percussion instruments such as a xylophone and a drum; other ideas include making a trumpet using NXT touch sensors for buttons, or controlling tone using the...
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VEX IQ with ModKit

This sample of a teacher guide introduces basic robotics using VEX IQ robotics kits and ModKit programming software – the activities are based upon a single robot model which can be constructed from the VEX starter kit.Students learn about basic movement of the robot rover, as well as related challenges, in the...
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Big Schools' Birdwatch Activites

These activities, aimed at primary children, link to aspects of design and technology and literacy. Children follow recipes to make a variety of food for birds including pine cone lardy seed feeders, suet nut log and edible pictures.This activity is part of the Big Schools’ Birdwatch pack, provided by the RSPB. This...
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Big Schools' Birdwatch Creative Activites

Aimed at primary, this resource provides activities which support aspects of literacy, art and D&T in the context of the identification of birds. Children follow instructions to colour, cut and fold templates to make ‘bird snappers’ for thirteen different birds.The resource also includes a blank poster for the Big...
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Big Schools' Birdwatch Games

This resource, suitable for primary learners, contains a colouring sheet to aid learning about the parts of a bird and two games which support the identification of birds. The ‘top trumps’ style game helps with the identification of common birds, looking at various characteristics and facts about the birds. A second...
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