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7th May 1999 at 01:00
Dangerous Close Up, a video drama and teaching pack about electricity safety has been produced for primary pupils by Understanding Electricity, the industry's education service. Obtainable from most electricity companies. Tel: 0171 963 5735.

The Gemini Telescopes and The Structure of Matter are the latest colour leaflets in the Particle Physics and Astronomy Research Council's series introducing key areas of science. Other titles include: "Neutrinos", "Big Bang", "Electrons", "The Stars" and "The Universe". Bulk quantities can be obtained from: Mark Wells, PPARC, Polaris House, North Star Avenue, Swindon SN2 1SZ, tel: 01793 442123. A list of educational materials can be found at The Royal Society of Chemistry has sent a book, The age of the molecule, to all UK schools and colleges. It describes key developments in the molecular sciences in recent years such as catalysis, electrochemistry, plastics and liquid crystals. RSC, Burlington House, Piccadilly, London W1V OBN, tel: 0171 437 8656.

Two sets of industrial chemistry case studies have been sent to secondary schools by the RSC in co-operation with Swindon-based Raychem. It covers materials such as heat-shrinkable tubing and conductive polymers. Tel: Raychem Limited, 01793 528171.

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