Practical resources

Resources and inspiration for practical work and demonstrations. See our standard health and safety guidance.

Practical videos

Conical flask with calcium carbonate chips on mass balance

Practical videos | 14–16 students

Videos of core practical experiments for remote learning, flipped learning or revision. 

The hand of a teacher in a lab coat gestures towards a Liebig condenser used for distillation

Practical videos | 16–18 students

Videos of key practical techniques and apparatus for revision, flipped learning or remote teaching.

Simulations

Support practical chemistry with new ways to explore experimental work

Aspirin screen experiment

Aspirin screen experiment

Get students aged 16–18 running their own organic synthesis on a computer or tablet before taking part in the real thing. This resource also features an in-depth practical guide and a set of worksheets covering the theory.

Titration screen experiment

Titration screen experiment

Give students the opportunity to conduct their own titration experiment on a computer or tablet. This resource also includes a redox titration experiment.

Spectacular demonstrations

Two petri dishes wired with crocodile clips and paperclips and attached with paper which is changing colour under the charge

The movement of ions: bringing electrolysis to life

Demonstrate the movement of positive and negative ions with a simpler, safer version of this classic demo

A hand igniting soap bubbles in a petri dish with a lit wooden split

Dynamite soap: The combustion of stoichiometric hydrogen–oxygen mixtures

Add this quick demo to the end of a lesson on squeaky pops to show the dramatic impact of mixing chemicals in the correct proportions

Engaging hands-on group activities, adaptable for all ages and fully resourced

  • Measuring vitamin C in food

  • The art of crystallisation

  • Water and hydrogels

  • Chemistry in sport

  • Mission starlight

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