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.

Click on

For KS3 Chemistry
http://www.bbc.co.uk/education/subjects/znxtyrd
For GCSE Chemistry
http://www.bbc.co.uk/education/subjects/zs6hvcw

To keep up to date with scientific issues:
http://www.realclearscience.com/

Watch

A short video about any element on the Periodic Table:
http://www.rsc.org/periodic-table/video

Make and Do

Find out about the chemistry of a candle flame:
https://www.thenakedscientists.com/get-naked/experiments/hollow-flame-looking-inside-candle-flame

Make models of the six different types of crystal structure from these templates:
http://www.learn-science.20m.com/xtl.html

Listen

Broaden your outlook with some of these podcasts:
https://www.thenakedscientists.com/podcasts

Research

Find out about the environmental chemical double whammy of Thomas Midgley
Read about the future of chemical sciences in the UK at:
http://www.rsc.org/campaigning-outreach/campaigning/future-of-the-chemical-sciences/

Read

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

Visit

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