TopicalScience1Level 3

SCN 3-20a

I have collaborated with others to find and present information on how scientists from Scotland and beyond have contributed to innovative research and development.

Antioxidants (Workshop) – A Range of investigations to look at antioxidant levels in fruits and teas (though the method can be adapted for any antioxidant).

Dye Sensitised Solar Cells (workshop) – An activity to show generation of electricity from plant pigments.

SCN 3-20b

Through research and discussion, I have contributed to evaluations of media items with regard to scientific content and ethical implications.

Antioxidants (Workshop) – A Range of investigations to look at antioxidant levels in fruits and teas (though the method can be adapted for any antioxidant).

Dye Sensitised Solar Cells (workshop) – An activity to show generation of electricity from plant pigments.

Shampoo (workshop) – Activity to make shampoo, involving steam distillation to extract natural essences.

Level 4

SCN 4-20a

I have researched new developments in science and can explain how their current or future applications might impact on modern life.

Antioxidants (Workshop) – A Range of investigations to look at antioxidant levels in fruits and teas (though the method can be adapted for any antioxidant).

Ceramics (workshop) – A suite of activities to explore the properties of some ceramics.

Dye Sensitised Solar Cells (workshop) – An activity to show generation of electricity from plant pigments.

Guzzling Plants (workshop) – Experiment and activities looking at phytoremediation and copper uptake in plants.

Liquid Crystals (workshop) – Making liquid crystals of different compositions and investigating the effect of temperature on their colour changes

Plastic Fantastic (workshop) – Synthesis and testing of an electrically conductive plastic – polypyrrole.

SCN 4-20b

Having selected scientific themes of topical interest, I can critically analyse the issues, and use relevant information to develop an informed argument.

Biodiesel (workshop) – A range of experiments based around the production and testing of Biodiesel from vegetable oil.

Dye Sensitised Solar Cells (workshop) – An activity to show generation of electricity from plant pigments.

Shampoo (workshop) – Activity to make shampoo, involving steam distillation to extract natural essences

Vitamin C Drops (workshop) – Determining the concentration of Vitamin C in a variety of fruit juices using a simple titration with iodine.