Medicines for Pets
Produced by CIEC Promoting Science, these resources help to put curriculum science in a real life context. The activities use the pharmaceutical industry as a real life context to encourage children to look at the properties of materials, changing state and separation techniques.
Children investigate the challenges faced by research scientists that include:
• extraction and purification of the medicine's active ingredient
• formulation of a tablet
• testing the best shape for a tablet
• development of a suitable coating for a tablet.
The activities are supported by extensive teacher guidance and children's activity sheets.
HEALTH and SAFETY
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