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Energy chains: make electricity

Build up to six energy chains that make electricity. Select from different energy sources and choose energy converters to match. Examine the type of energy change that happens in each converter. Arrange the converters into the correct chain so that the energy can be delivered as electricity. For example, construct a chain ...

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Primary Connections: All mixed up

This is an extensive teaching unit focused on learning, through a collaborative, inquiry-based approach, about combining substances into mixtures and separating components. It includes comprehensive lesson plans, as well as student handouts and other teaching resources, for eight structured lessons that form an integrated ...

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Mystery substances: find the culprit

Solve crimes by identifying pure substances and components of mixtures. Carry out chemical tests on a mystery substance such as salt, baking soda or sugar. Observe and record how a substance reacts with a range of liquids and to heating. Refer to a data table of chemical properties and use it to match a mystery substance ...

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pH: aquarium

Measure the pH as you gradually add an acid to a base, or vice versa. Learn how to change pH up or down. Adjust the pH in an aquarium to help keep the fish healthy. For example, return the pH to a suitable level after soft drink has been spilled into the water. Remember, all acids and bases including the dilute solutions ...

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Ocean acidification: what’s happening in our oceans? - practical activity

This practical activity consists of a 'circus' of small experiments on ocean acidification. First, students discover how acids and bases can be identified by systematically testing different substances with universal indicator solution. They then explore what happens to the pH of sea water when they blow carbon dioxide ...

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Types of matter: compounds and mixtures

Select samples from an outdoor setting. Magnify the substances to atomic level so that the particles they consist of can be seen. Sort the substances into groups based on how many types of molecules they contain. Classify the substances as pure compounds or mixtures. For example, classify water as a pure compound and coffee ...