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Field studies for key stage 4 on mine water pollution: a university and museum collaboration

Hopwood, Jeremy D., Berry, Stuart and Ambrose, Jayne (2013) Field studies for key stage 4 on mine water pollution: a university and museum collaboration. School Science Review, 95 (351). pp. 84-94. ISSN 0036-6811

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This article describes how a university and a museum have worked together to create a ‘How science works’ workshop entitled ‘What’s in our water?’ The workshop teaches students about the continuing pollution from a disused coal mine, how the pollution is cleaned up using a state-of-the-art treatment works and how scientists monitor the site. The article also discusses how and why the workshop was developed, the science of acid minewater drainage and the strengths and weaknesses of outreach events of this nature.

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Item Type: Article
Subjects: L Education > L Education (General)
Q Science > Q Science (General)
Schools: School of Applied Sciences
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References: Foster, S. M. (2005) Integrated water management in former coal mining regions (INWATCO). Leeds: Mineral Industry Research Organisation. Hach (2012) Safety Data Sheets. Available at: Johnston, D. Potter, H. A. B., Jones, C., Rolley, S., Watson, I. and Pritchard, J. (2008) Abandoned Mines and the Water Environment. Bristol: Environment Agency. Museums Association (2008) Code of Ethics for Museums. London: Museums Association. OCR (2005) GCSE Applied Science (Double Award) J649. (Revised 2007). Cambridge: OCR. Schofield, J. (2003) Caphouse Colliery: A Brief Mining History. 3rd edn. Wakefield: National Coal Mining Museum for England. University of Huddersfield (2008) Huddersfield hits gold! University enters Guinness Book of Records with world’s largest model of DNA. Available at:
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Date Deposited: 10 Dec 2013 15:56
Last Modified: 28 Aug 2021 19:31


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