Practical resources

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

Practical videos

a school chemistry lab with test tube holders containing an assortment of practical equipment

Practical videos | 14–16 students

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

Four students wearing lab coats, safety goggles and gloves work at a bench

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

A photo of a jellybaby burning in a test tube

The screaming jelly baby

Demonstrate energy release in action with this spectacular experiment

A photo of a heated test tube containing magnesium burning in steam, with another flame burning the hydrogen coming off

The reaction of magnesium with steam

How to bridge a common gap in students’ understanding of the reactivity series

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