Inspire your students and bring your analytical chemistry teaching to life with a free hands-on spectroscopy workshop in your classroom.
Spectroscopy in a Suitcase (SIAS) is an interactive education experience, designed to support and complement your classroom teaching. That’s why we bring the workshops to you.Request a workshop now
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Our 35 SIAS provider partners travel to classrooms across the UK and Ireland to give students:
Our SIAS ambassadors will start by introducing your students to the principles of spectroscopy. They’ll then move from theory to practice by revealing fascinating, real-life applications – giving students a go at using IR and UV/vis instruments and (in some regions) NMR devices for themselves.
The interactive style of our workshops helps many students imagine what a career in chemistry might actually look like for them. We use this opportunity to encourage further study by showing them the range of important, inspiring and unusual occupational options a qualification in chemistry could lead to.
A typical SIAS workshop setup showing UV-visible and infrared spectrometers
Image courtesy of University College Cork
“Fantastic hands on experience for students and revision of theory”
“The session was pitched at the right level. All pupils were engaged and stretched”
“This makes teaching instrumental methods to A-level students much more accessible”
There is no charge to schools for a Spectroscopy in a Suitcase visit.
Feel free to email us about special events, kit loans and bespoke Spectroscopy in a Suitcase workshops.
Use these resources to find out more about SIAS, teach spectroscopy in your classroom.
Watch this collection of chemistry education videos from the Royal Society of Chemistry on a range of spectroscopic techniques included on the “Modern Instrumental Techniques for schools and colleges” DVD.
SIAS is funded by the Royal Society of Chemistry and a Science Foundation Ireland (SFI) Discover programme grant.