CeramicsOne of the difficulties with ceramics in a chemistry lab is that making them involves very high temperatures.

If you have a good relationship with the art/technology department then please try to do some cross-curricular work making real ceramics in a kiln.

If that is not an option – or even if it is – here is a suite a small experiments that explore the nature and properties of some ceramics.

Ceramics – Experiment Guide

Ceramics – Teacher’s Guide

Ceramics – Technician’s Guide

Ceramics – Risk Assessment

Ceramics – introductory powerpoint

Making glass – pupil guide

Making glass – teacher’s guide

Making glass – risk assessment