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Snail Shells and Acid Rain – an Alternative to Marble Chips and Acid

Howarth, Sue (2004) Snail Shells and Acid Rain – an Alternative to Marble Chips and Acid. School Science Review, 85 (312). pp. 47-56.

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An original project carried out by a UK year 9 (13–14 year-old) science class is described. The reaction between acid and snail shells was investigated, and the effects of different acids, acid concentration, temperature and shell size were studied. The results were related to the effects of acid rain on snails in the wild. Students responded with interest and the project not only encompassed many chemical and biological ideas but encouraged teamwork and the development of good practical skills. It could equally well be a useful project after key stage 3 or the basis of GCSE coursework.

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Subjects: L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB1603 Secondary Education. High schools
Q Science > QL Zoology
Q Science > QD Chemistry
Divisions: College of Arts, Humanities and Education > School of Education
Depositing User: Sue Howarth
Date Deposited: 27 Nov 2012 08:48
Last Modified: 26 Nov 2019 09:30

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