We offer huge outreach opportunities for schools in the South Wales Area.
Here are just some of the offerings we provide in our state of the art University labs.
Links to risk assessments, lab scripts and more are found on this page
- Energy in Science Lecture Series
- This is our very own take on the classic Science demonstration featuring electrical energy from fruit and magnets, thermal energy, light, chemical, and some good old luminol elephants toothpaste and a liquid nitrogen banana on the way.
- Ester Synthesis
- Students are able to use Benzyl alcohol and acetic anhydride to produce a strongly smelling ester
- Undergraduate demonstrators will aid the learning by ensuring safety is followed and guide in the testing of smells?
- Synthesis of Aspirin and Wintergreen
- Students are able to use new techniques such as vacuum filtration
- Undergraduate demonstrators will aid the learning by ensuring safety is followed and teach new techniques
- pH Titration and use of dataloggers
- Students are able to use traditional pH titration equipment such as burettes then make use of pH probe and a drop counter to plot a graph of pH vs Volume.
- Undergraduate demonstrators will aid the learning by teaching and asking questions as to the shape of the graph, equivalence point and why?
- Spectroscopy of Coloured Inks
- Students are able to use spectrophotometers to identify peak wavelengths of different coloured inks and then attempt to work out the contents of an unknown mixture using previously determined data.
- Undergraduate demonstrators will aid the technical use of instrumentation and the use of cuvettes.
- Titration Using a pH Probe- WJEC A2 3.9
- with data loggers and drop counters, Strong and Weak Acids and Bases in different conbinations.
- Two Step Synthesis- WJEC A2 4.8
- Produce a sample of 3-nitrobenzoic acid and take melting point measurements
- Synthesis of a Solid Organic Product
- Produce aspirin and we’ll do IR and NMR to confirm production
- Royal Society of Chemistry Spectroscopy in a Suitcase either hosted in our facilities at the university combined with other experiments or we will even travel to you*
- *Within sensible travel distances
- SIAS requires paperwork for external RSC funding
- We’re nearly ready just polishing off the methods!
- Synthesis of a Liquid Organic Product
- Produce (2-chloro-2-methylpropane) and we are able to do NMR to confirm production (In Preparation)
- Planning a Sequence of Tests to Identify Organic Compounds
- Use Spectroscopy such as IR and NMR to confirm production (In Preparation)
We don’t charge anything for our services all you have to do is arrange to get to us.
See online booking document: Please note that you are allowing all other users to view your email address.
Staff requirement minimum of 1 per 20 pupils.
Please get in touch if you have any bespoke requirements as we are more than happy to see if we can cater for your class.
If we do not offer anything suitable for your school or if you have any suggestions of experiments you find difficult in your school environment please get in touch and suggest.