Chemistry ACE Pupil Programme

Chemistry is often thought of as the central science because it connects other sciences. Chemistry is used to provide us with food, clothes, clean water, medicines, fuel and much, much more. If you are interested in Chemistry and are thinking of studying it at a higher level, here are some suggestions to get you started.

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For KS3 Chemistry
For GCSE Chemistry

To keep up to date with scientific issues:


A short video about any element on the Periodic Table:

Make and Do

Find out about the chemistry of a candle flame:

Make models of the six different types of crystal structure from these templates:


Broaden your outlook with some of these podcasts:


Find out about the environmental chemical double whammy of Thomas Midgley
Read about the future of chemical sciences in the UK at:


What is Chemistry? By Peter Atkins
A Short History of Nearly Everything by Bill Bryson


The Look Out Science Exhibition (Bracknell)
Winchester Science Centre and Planetarium
The Science Museum, London
Oxfordshire Science Festival
The Big Bang Fair South East