Masterclasses for secondary school teachers

1. Using Demonstrations and Practicals to enthuse KS3 & KS4 Chemistry Students


This "show and do" course is aimed at secondary school teachers who are perhaps new to teaching chemistry and who wish to explore the more dramatic demonstrations and class practicals to enthuse their students.
Teachers will have the opportunity to perform numerous experiments and discuss their use within the curriculum. The course will also cover the risk assessments of the experiments.


Participants will:

Target audience

Secondary school teachers, NQTs, teaching key stage 3 and 4.

2. Spectroscopy Masterclasses for Teachers

Teachers can gain hands-on experience of using a number of the latest Spectroscopy techniques at a one day workshop. Examples include: Mass Spectrometry, Fourier Transform infrared (FTIR) Spectroscopy and Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR) Spectroscopy. The theory and practice of each technique is reviewed and placed in a context suitable for secondary science students to access. This allows teachers the opportunity to organise a follow-up visit for their own students.

3. Spectroscopy Workshops and Tours for A2 Chemistry students

These half-day courses (10 am –12 pm or 2 pm–3.45 pm) are available to both A2 chemistry students and their teachers Students experience first hand, mass spectrometry, nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy and hands-on infra-red spectroscopy. Depending on availability, they also have demonstrations in electron microscopy, X-ray diffraction and diamond synthesis.

Due to demand we are now also expanding the number of spectroscopy tours that we run for Post 16 chemistry students.

For more details about any of these courses, contact the University of Bristol:

Course leaders:

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