We describe tried and tested chemistry experiments, in sufficient detail that they will work in any school laboratory. We provide notes about teaching and learning, and a few web-links. The site is particularly useful for teachers and technicians who wish to develop their practical craft in chemistry.
Work on the site started in 2006 and experiments are being added to the site gradually.
Here are lists of experiments on this site.
Who we are
This is a joint project of the Nuffield Foundation and the Royal Society of Chemistry in association with CLEAPSS.
Nuffield Science and Mathematics Education explores new approaches to teaching and learning by developing, managing and supporting curriculum projects. Increasingly its projects are run in partnership with others.
The Royal Society of Chemistry is a leading international professional body and learned society, established to promote the advancement and dissemination of chemistry. Education is a key priority in its work.
CLEAPSS is an advisory service for subscribers, supporting practical science and technology in schools and colleges.
The editor of this website is Emma Palmer (Nuffield Foundation), working with Maja Melendez (Nuffield Foundation), the Education team at the Royal Society of Chemistry, and Brian Orger. We are grateful to Andrew Hunt, Kay Stephenson, Colin Osborne and Peter Borrows for getting the site started.
The editing team currently consists of Emma Palmer, Alastair Fleming, Alan Furse, Frank Harriss, Brian Orger, Douglas Snowden, and Vicky Wong.
Safety advice is provided by CLEAPSS.
Technicians' advice is provided by Chris Peel and Bob Worley of CLEAPSS and others.