Meet the scientists

Browse resources for introducing primary pupils to historical and modern-day scientists

A Future in Chemistry

Read about real-life careers in chemistry and how chemistry meets global challenges. The information in these resources is aimed at secondary students, however, the videos and game are ideal for sharing with older primary students as well.

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Making the difference

Watch our fast-paced videos on how chemistry meets the global challenges we face in energy, healthcare, depleting natural resources and pollution.

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A Future in Chemistry

Real-life career stories and articles to inspire and inform you about your future in chemistry

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Making the difference game

What if your interests and passions could drive your career? Play our game and discover how you can make a difference in the world. 

Beyond the RSC

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STEM Ambassadors

STEM Ambassadors are volunteers from many different STEM-related jobs. Register with STEM Ambassadors so that you can invite local volunteers to inspire the students at your school.

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Centre for Industry Education Collaboration

CIEC promotes awareness of STEM careers by linking primary school science with industry. Visit CIEC’s website for free downloadable science publications that support teaching science to 4-12 year olds, as well as training and CPD opportunities.

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Primary Careers Tool from NUSTEM

NUSTEM has created a database of over 100 STEM careers sorted by science topic. For each career you can find an explanation of the job, counter-stereotypical images of people who do that job and three attributes someone needs to do that job. 

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Scotland’s Scientists

Visit Education Scotland for nine biographies of historical Scottish Scientists, also available in Gaelic.

More from the RSC

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On this day in chemistry

Explore 366 days of chemistry history in anecdotes. Find out more about what happened on today’s date or explore the whole collection

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Faces of Chemistry – Women in Chemistry

Follow the adventures of eight leading women in chemistry and celebrate the common element that catalysed their journeys: a life-changing, chance-taking, thrill-seeking love of science.

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Not all chemists wear white coats

Careers posters to generate curiosity and discussion about what a career in chemistry can involve, whilst dispelling the stereotype that all chemists work in a laboratory.

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Education coordinators

For all queries relating to education support, networks and outreach activities in your area of the UK and Ireland