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Soaps and Soap Making Theme Page

This "Theme Page" has links to two types of resources related to the study of Soap and/or Soap Making. Students and teachers will find curricular resources (information, content...) to help them learn about this topic. In addition, there are also links to instructional materials (lesson plans) which will help teachers provide instruction in this theme. Please read our Bubbles Theme Page

This CLN Theme Pages has over a dozen links to web resources on bubbles - formulae, experiments, tricks...

Colonial Soap Making. Its History and Techniques.
A booklet focusing on the colonial days and how the settlers had to make their soap. Moreover, the author presents information about the earliest known soap makers, proof of soap making by the Romans and Celtics, and the Europeans' contributions.

How to Make Soap
A lesson plan, designed for grade 10-12 students, with a chemistry foundation in the process of making soap from lard. Safety equipment and adult supervision are required.

How to Render Tallow for Soapmaking
Step-by-step instruction for rendering tallow. The author tells you what kind of fat you'll need, where to go to get it, and what to do with it once you get it home.

Lye Soap
A high school/college chemistry lesson plan which involves students in the making of soap. It also provides a significant amount of information about the ingredients used to produce soap.

Power of Soap
A simple activity exploring the impact of soap on water's surface tension and how this phenomenon keeps our skin clean.

Soap Carving
This page describes how to carve soap.

Soap Cooking in a Modern Setting
The pros and cons of cooking soaping are discussed whether you are using animal or vegetable fat. After a warning for safety concerns is presented, the author gives a complete set of instructions with what to do and what not to do for cooking soap.

Soap Power
A simple little activity which demonstrates the power of soap to disrupt water's surface tension.

Traditional Soap Making
An extensive site that combines traditional soap making techniques from different parts of the world for the development of this recipe. Several illustrations and information tables are included.

You Can Soap
This site describes how soap works. Students can also do two experiments to see how soap works.

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