Resources

Free resources to encourage all to enjoy chemistry and science.

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Useful Yeast

30 mins

Explore the fascinating story and work of Hans Krebs. A doctor, a bio chemist and also a refugee, Krebs fled the Nazis during World War Two. His work had a hugely important role to play in how we understand…

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Seriously Salty Snacks

1 - 1.5 hours

Explore the story of Marie Maynard Daly as we investigate one of the most popular snacks, crisps. Investigate the main ingredients of crisps, experiment with separating these ingredients, and discover how different temperatures affect salt in our foods.

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The Great Glowstick Challenge

30 minutes

Ever wondered about the chemistry of light?  As the evenings get darker and winter sets in, we want to inspire and bring some light through our Great Glowstick Challenge. This month, explore the story of Edwin Chandross and how an…

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Funky Fruit and Vital Vitamin C

1 hour

Discover the incredible story of Elsie Widdowson and her pioneering work during World War Two.  Be inspired by Elsie’s research that focused on people having a nutritious and healthy diet, even on wartime rations. See how you can preserve fruit using…

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Discovering DNA

1-1.5 hours

Everybody has a story to tell and in this new series we will be exploring incredible chemists and the stories of their work with an interactive experiment to bring it to life. In this resource discover Dorothy Hodgkins, her work…

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Creating Curious Crystals

30 minutes

Have you ever been inspired by the different shapes of a snowflake or wondered how gemstones are formed? This summer holiday, be inspired by curious crystals. Explore the chemical process behind how they develop and change. Create your very own…

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Super Scents

30 minutes

Have you ever wondered why the scent of flowers is stronger in the spring and summer months? Or how we make our perfumes smell so sweet? In this resource discover how perfume is made and then create your very own…

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Pretty Pigments

1.5-2 hours

Spring is well under way! In this Experiment of the Month we are celebrating plant pigments and colour. Discover the power of pigments as you make your own natural dyes found in surprising sources, such as red cabbage and turmeric.

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Mighty Microbes

30 mins

We are surrounded by tiny living things called microbes. Microbes are so tiny that we cannot see them with our eyes. For that, we need to use a microscope. Microbes are also mighty and they can be found in our…