Our Festivals of Chemistry date from the early 1990s. They have a long history of engaging learners with hands-on practical chemistry delivered at universities across the United Kingdom and Republic of Ireland.
Festivals of Chemistry 2024
The Salters’ Festivals of Chemistry have introduced a three-stage, hybrid approach that includes videos, classroom activities, day trips to universities and a team challenge.
Stage 1 – Discover Chemistry Careers
Videos and classroom activities embedded into short lesson plans which delve into chemistry as a subject, its applications in the real world and the career pathways it offers. Great to use as starters or plenaries which align with Gatsby Benchmark 4.
Stage 2 – Discovery Days
Discovery Days take place regionally at universities with an inspiring programme including a hands-on practical chemistry experiment within the university laboratory. Also included is CPD provision for teachers in attendance. Applications for schools are now open for 2024.
Discovery Days this year will be located at: Queen Mary University of London, University of Leeds, University of East Anglia, Queen’s University Belfast, University of Glasgow, Swansea University, and University of Nottingham.
Stage 3 – Chemistry for Good Challenge
A nationwide challenge that encourages students to develop their independent research skills and teamwork through the creation of innovative solutions for our futures.
For more information, on the different elements of the programme and further details on the format of the Discovery Days: