Science

A recycling symbol showing an industrial process, electro-chemistry and gold

Recycling catalysts with electrochemistry

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Use this research context to show students how, and why, industry recover their catalysts

Everyday science

A man working on a silicone mask for a film in a special effects workshop

What are Halloween costume masks made from?

2022-10-21T05:41:00+01:00

Find out about the creative chemistry behind costume masks

A schematic of a car engine highlighting the pistons and crank shaft

How car engines work

2022-07-28T06:48:00+01:00

What makes cars go? Discover the science that powers our vehicles

Wobbling red jelly

Why does jelly wobble?

2022-06-16T06:13:00+01:00

Find out how gelatin’s bonds, structure and properties make jelly jiggle

Flames

What state of matter is fire?

2022-04-21T06:25:00+01:00

The burning question – is fire a solid, liquid, gas or plasma?

Gill working in a lab

‘Outreach is a really important way to boost young people’s access to science’

2022-05-06T07:28:00+01:00By

Meet Gill Reid, incoming RSC president, inorganic chemistry whizz and fervent supporter of young people in the chemical sciences

A chemistry teacher in a practical lesson explaining to students

‘I love teaching chemical bonding’

2022-04-07T06:30:00+01:00By

Meet Emma Owens, a chemistry teacher with a passion for curriculum design, after-school science clubs and learning from others

A high speed train in a tunnel

How chemistry keeps trains on track

2022-11-21T05:30:00+00:00By

Read about the science that’s been keeping trains chugging along for centuries

A scientist demonstrating how to put on an oxygen mask in an emergency

The science behind emergency oxygen

2022-10-24T08:21:00+01:00By

How chemistry provides oxygen for breathing in emergency situations

Venomous arthropods as comic book heroes

Minibeasts with chemical superpowers

2022-10-10T07:30:00+01:00By

Discover how insect and arachnid defence mechanisms are being used for new medicines and technologies

A carbon monoxide molecule

Carbon monoxide poisoning

2022-08-15T07:17:00+01:00By

Chemists are developing new detection and treatment methods for this deadly gas

Underwater photo of a shipwreck showing the helm

The chemistry of shipwrecks

2022-08-01T07:30:00+01:00By

The surprising science behind preserving wrecks

A scene of how rocks are formed

Teaching the rock cycle

2022-06-27T06:19:00+01:00By

Cement your younger students’ understanding of how rocks are formed with this poster and game