Chemistry at Work

'Chemistry at Work' is an enhancement and enrichment event which can be organised in school with the support of the Royal Society of Chemistry. A ‘Chemistry at Work’ event can be used to develop students’ understanding of how their scientific knowledge and understanding could support them in developing their natural curiosity of how science works and how the thinking and skills developed can be used to prepare them for future careers, possibly in the organisations that take part in the event.

This guide, produced by triple science support, offers background information and practical suggestions to support classroom practice when organising a ‘Chemistry at Work’ event and gives suggestions for securing progression and follow up activities. Before you start to plan your activity, it is helpful to consider the impact you want it to have on teachers, students or the school. To help you to measure the impact of your enrichment and enhancement activities, the guide makes some suggestions for outcomes and what evidence you might see that it has had the impact you may have planned for.

This is one of a suite of guides which provide a full range of suggestions for effective enhancement and enrichment activities which can be incorporated into the scheme of work, and these can be found on the triple science support enhancement and enrichment webpage.

The guides include: Radiation and medicineGenomics - using a researcher in the classroom, FieldworkSTEM AmbassadorsCrest AwardsFaraday ChallengesAstrobiology, and Careers.

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