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Let’s animate

Age: 14 – 18 Goal: Pupils create gif-animations to visualize chemical processes. What you need: Enough computers Image editing tool (e.g. GIMP) Proceedings: 1. Introduction: Present a chemical phenomenon and give some basic information. GIMP-Tutorial (gif-animation) 2. Pupils’ task: Find out what’s behind that phenomenon. Break it down into its basic components. Visualize the process  Full Article…


Share some science stories

From the combustion of carbon to the synthesis of a vitamin, every chemical reaction has a story. Using web 2.0 tools in the classroom, pupils can research, create and share the  digital story of chemistry. Ask your students to; Create a Social Networking profile for a scientist explaining their discoveries. Find a list of scientists  Full Article…


What is it?

Describe a material in 140 characters on a microblogging site such as Twitter and see if others can guess what the material is without mentioning the word or Chemical symbol. Could do it in groups and see who get the most right.  With younger primary children this could mean giving them some materials such as  Full Article…