This resource, Science of Healthy Skin, is based upon processes used in industry to research, develop and produce ingredients with a wide variety of applications such as home care, personal products and health care. Children work as scientists through exciting activities organised into three themes:
- the extraction of lanolin from wool grease,
- the development of a bubble bath recipe,
· changing the form of an ingredient to make it suitable for use in sunscreens and testing the effectiveness of sunscreen products
The website http://www.ciec.org/healthyskin/ is used to introduce each storyline and the children interact with the web pages throughout their investigations. The website has been specially designed to teach 9-11 year olds about a range of products to clean and protect the skin. Through online and classroom activities, children have the opportunity to develop and implement creative ideas and innovative solutions to scientific and industrial problems, based on what happens in real companies.
If you are interested in these activities, and you live in the Yorkshire region, I will be carrying out a similar session on 17 April, and further details can be found here.