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chemistry-of-fireworks
Reverend Ron Lancaster MBE showcases how chemistry is involved in making fireworks with some...
Student 11 to 18 years
Subjects: Exposition,Using ICT,Group 1 Alkali...
predicting-the-melting-te...
This resource is designed to provide strategies for dealing with some of the misconceptions...
Teacher 14 to 18 years
Subjects: Data & its limitations,Analysing,...
challenging-plants-phytom...
As well as improving the appearance of our environment, plants have much to offer in terms...
TeacherStudent 14 to 18 years
Subjects: Data & its limitations,Investigative...
challenging-plants-plant-...
An understanding of the structure and function of plants, the movement of materials through...
TeacherStudent 14 to 18 years
Subjects: Agricultural applications,Chemicals as...
nanochemistry-c-pbl
This context based case study investigates the use of nanomaterials for the development of...
TeacherStudent Undergraduate
Subjects: Development of scientific ideas,Data & its...
advanced-starters-for-ten...
Use this selection of short quizzes and activities at the start of chemistry lessons to help...
Teacher 16 to Teacher
Subjects: Standard laboratory procedures,Units &...
chemistry-vignettes-chemi... RSC Recommended
A series of short screencasts to introduce the Chemistry of selected Elements
Student Undergraduate
Subjects: Using ICT,Supported self study,Developing...
graphene-future-applicati...
A video that explores different types of carbon, looking in particular at graphene and its...
TeacherStudent 11 to 18 years
Subjects: Industrial applications,Green...
investigating-the-solubil...
The halogens are elements of Group 17 of the Periodic Table. This experiment illustrates some...
Teacher 14 to 18 years
Subjects: Practical chemistry,Teaching...
making-an-alloy-solder
Solder can be made by heating together the metals lead and tin. The hardness, melting point...
Teacher 14 to 16 years
Subjects: Practical chemistry,Industrial...
anecdotes-measuring-lead-...
Measuring lead levels in hair using atomic absorption spectrometry
Teacher 11 to Undergra...
Subjects: Group 4: carbon-lead,Risks to health
a-solid-solid-reaction-be...
In this experiment you will be looking at the reaction between lead nitrate and potassium...
Teacher 11 to 16 years
Subjects: Practical chemistry,Standard laboratory...
fire-and-flame-part-3 RSC Recommended
A series of short video clips of explosive and exciting chemical reactions, taken from a...
Student 11 to 18 years
Subjects: Exposition,Using ICT,Supported self...
anecdotes-the-discovery-o...
The discovery of buckminsterfullerene, the third allotrope of carbon.
TeacherStudent 11 to Undergra...
Subjects: Development of scientific...
making-silicon-and-silane...
Magnesium and sand are heated together and silicon is produced by an exothermic reaction. The...
Teacher 14 to 18 years
Subjects: Practical chemistry,Exposition,Group 2...
generating-collecting-and...
Gases give rise to particular hazards so great care must be taken when preparing, collecting...
Teacher 11 to 18 years
Subjects: Practical chemistry,Standard laboratory...
carbon-and-copper-oxide
Two unnamed black solids are known to be either copper(II) oxide or carbon.  Devise three or...
Teacher 14 to 18 years
Subjects: Development of scientific ideas,Asking...
Experiment
Many lead compounds are insoluble and some of them are brightly coloured. In this experiment...
Teacher 14 to 18 years
Subjects: Practical chemistry,Standard laboratory...
elements-infographics RSC Recommended
A collection of visually stimulating and informative infographics about the elements, which...
TeacherStudent 11 to 18 years
Subjects: Exposition,Supported self study,Managing...
metals
Understanding the properties and reactivity of metals can help to develop students basic...
TeacherStudent 11 to 18 years
Subjects: Development of scientific...
just-add-water-part-1 RSC Recommended
A series of fun, engaging, short chemistry demonstrations about water, taken from a lecture...
Student 11 to 18 years
Subjects: Everyday life applications: cooking & food...
extracting-metals-with-ch...
This extraction experiment consists of two competition reactions. A metal oxide is reacted...
Teacher 11 to 16 years
Subjects: Practical chemistry,Teaching...
Experiment
This experiment illustrates a reaction with low activation energy. Magnesium reacts with...
TeacherStudent 14 to 18 years
Subjects: Teaching chemistry,Teaching...
Experiment
Many elements react with chlorine on heating. The reactions and the properties of the...
Teacher 14 to 18 years
Subjects: Practical chemistry,Group 1 Alkali...
the-reduction-of-iron-oxi...
Metals high in the reactivity series will reduce the oxides of those lower in the series. The...
TeacherStudent 11 to 16 years
Subjects: Teaching chemistry,Teaching...
rechargeable-cell-the-lea...
Some types of cell are rechargeable. These cells store electricity. The most common...
Teacher 11 to 18 years
Subjects: Practical chemistry,Teaching...
some-reactions-of-carbon-...
Some reactions of carbon dioxide
Teacher 11 to 18 years
Subjects: Practical chemistry,Standard laboratory...
discover-the-properties-o...
Use your scientific knowledge and skills to find out what you can about the properties of an...
Teacher 16 to 18 years
Subjects: Investigative work,Asking...
fire-and-flame-part-4 RSC Recommended
A series of short video clips of explosive and exciting chemical reactions, taken from a...
Student 11 to 18 years
Subjects: Exposition,Using ICT,Supported self...
around-the-world-in-18-el...
Written with both students and educators in mind, this book presents a tour of the elements...
TeacherStudent 16 to 18 years
Subjects: Characteristics of pure...
Experiment
In this experiment you will be generating ethyne gas inside a plastic petri dish and testing...
Teacher 16 to 18 years
Subjects: Practical chemistry,Standard laboratory...
its-a-gas-part-2 RSC Recommended
A series of short videos of fun demonstrations about the chemistry of the gases in our...
Student 11 to 18 years
Subjects: Everyday life applications: cooking & food...
free-range-chemistry-part... RSC Recommended
Short videos of exciting demonstrations of the chemistry of everyday materials, taken from a...
Student 11 to 16 years
Subjects: Chemical tests,Everyday life applications:...
anecdotes-thomas-midgley
Thomas Midgley, and the discovery of lead additives for petrol and chlorofluorocarbons.
Teacher 11 to Undergra...
Subjects: Periodicity,Group 4: carbon-lead,Group 7:...
solid-mixtures-a-lead-and...
Electrical solder is an alloy of tin and lead. In this experiment a simple method is used to...
Teacher 11 to 16 years
Subjects: Practical chemistry,Everyday life...
making-a-crystal-garden
The formation of molten silicates in the Earth’s mantle involves the formation of silicon...
Teacher 11 to 16 years
Subjects: Practical chemistry,Teaching...