Activities and resources to engage 11–16 year olds with key chemical concepts, using a variety of scientific and everyday contexts
Chemistry is at the heart of contemporary science. From molecular physics and biology to nanoscience and technology, chemistry draws together people and ideas from across industries and disciplines. Understanding chemistry empowers biologists, physicists, material scientists and many others to learn, innovate and drive progress in the modern world.
Explore the activities in this collection and find comprehensive resources designed to help you teach a range of chemical ideas in stimulating scientific and everyday contexts. Each activity relates to one of ten key topics, from fireworks and crystals to astrochemistry and nanoscience.
Suitable for 11–16 year olds and featuring detailed instructions for students, discover experiments and demonstrations, surveys and research, directed activities related to text (DARTs), report-writing and presentations.
The resources in this collection were originally part of the Contemporary Chemistry website, compiled and published in 2004 with V. Kind’s Contemporary chemistry for schools and colleges.
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