To link with this we have developed a lesson plan for students to make borax glass beads and carry out flame tests on metal compounds.
A downloadable version of the video, lesson plan and student practical activity sheet are available below.
Curriculum links for the lesson are as follows:
2008 Key Stage 3 Programme of Study:
Range and Content: 3.2c
Attainment Targets: AT1, AT3
Key Concepts: 1.1a, 1.1b, 1.2a
Key Processes: 2.1a, 2.1b, 2.1c, 2.2a, 2.3
Curriculum Opportunities: 4a, c, k
Scottish 5-14 Science Curriculum:
E&S3 – Changing materials
Knowledge and Understanding
Describe how everyday materials can be changed by heating and cooling.
Distinguish between chemical and physical processes.
… make appropriate observations.
Draw conclusions consistent with the results.