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| Issue 49

Solving crimes with chemistry

Use a common chemical technique from the field of forensics to reveal fingerprints in the laboratory.

Ages: 16-19;
Topics: Chemistry

| Issue 34

Microplastics: small but deadly

Try these hands-on activities to introduce your students to microplastics – a hazard for fish and other marine animals – and to our responsibilities to our environment.

Ages: <11, 11-14, 14-16;
Topics: Biology, Chemistry, Earth science, Science and society

| Issue 28

Inspired by nature: modern drugs

Many naturally occurring compounds are useful in medicine – but they can be fabulously expensive to obtain from their natural sources. New scientific methods of synthesis and production are overcoming this problem.

Ages: 16-19;
Topics: Chemistry, General science, Health

| Issue 24

Indigo: recreating Pharaoh’s dye

What links your jeans, sea snails, woad plants and the Egyptian royal family? It’s the dye, indigo. Learn about its fascinating history and how you can extract it at school.

Ages: 14-16, 16-19;
Topics: Chemistry, General science

| Issue 20

Plastics in cars: polymerisation and recycling

What types of plastic are used to build a car? How are they synthesised and recycled? Marlene Rau and Peter Nentwig introduce two activities from the ‘Chemie im Kontext’ project.

Ages: 14-16, 16-19;
Topics: Chemistry

| Issue 19

Amber: an introduction to organic chemistry

Did you know that the electron and electricity are named after amber, the ‘gold’ of the Baltic Sea? Bernhard Sturm’s teaching unit based on this fossilised resin introduces not only conductivity but also many other characteristics of solid organic compounds.

Ages: 16-19;
Topics: Physics, Chemistry

| Issue 6

Small molecules make scents

Angelika Börsch-Haubold demonstrates the olfactory delights of organic chemistry.

Ages: 16-19;
Topics: Biology, Chemistry