Spectroscopy in a Suitcase

Our Spectroscopy in a Suitcase programme was discontinued in 2020, but you can still explore related resources

Spectroscopy in a Suitcase (SIAS) was discontinued in 2020. We are extremely proud of the impact that SIAS had on schools that engaged with the scheme and utilised the equipment.

After a thorough review of the programme, we believe that in order to continue to improve the support we offer, particularly for disadvantaged and underrepresented communities, we need to adopt a new approach, focusing on deeper, longer-term initiatives designed to support teaching and learning.

For further outreach opportunities, contact your local education coordinator. Alternatively, if you have any questions about the SIAS programme, email us.

Current activities and resources

Glassware on periodic table


Enrichment opportunities provided by the RSC, including experimental and theory-based chemistry competitions like the UK Chemistry Olympiad.

Electromagnetic wave


Explore the principles and practice of spectroscopy and other analytical methods

IR spectrometer

Spectroscopy videos

Chemistry education videos on a range of spectroscopic techniques