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ERIC Number: EJ1160257
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017-Sep
Pages: 3
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0036-6811
Smells Like Teen Shampoo
Allan, Adrian
School Science Review, v99 n366 p25-27 Sep 2017
Reform of the Scottish science curriculum for Higher Chemistry gave students the opportunity to experiment with essential oils and fragrances. With the support of a Royal Society Partnership Grant, the students learnt how to isolate and identify compounds in essential oils using microscale steam distillation and thin-layer chromatography. The isolated oils were used to produce shampoos and then test the stability of foam (lather) obtained from their samples. Finally, they did a poster presentation to their industrial partner and fellow students.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom (Scotland)
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A