Practicals - Introduction

Each experiment is presented as a photocopiable pupils’ worksheet with more detailed accompanying notes for the teacher.

All the activities and teachers' notes are available to download as pdf (portable document format) files. You will need the Adobe Acrobat reader which is freely available from the Adobe site.

The teachers' notes tell you more about the length, degree of difficulty, suggested age range/intellectual difficulty, risk assessment and hints/pitfalls are included for each activity. The teachers' notes are available from the same page as the activities they support or you can get them as a single file from the downloads page.

Two volumes of the handbook
There are now two volumes of the Salters' Chemistry Club Handbook. Sections 1 and 3 are the same in both volumes. However, they each have their own set of activities. On this web site the activities have been grouped together from both volumes by their level of difficulty. So, for example, all the basic level activities (from volumes 1 and 2) are available from a single page.
  1. Basic level activities 
  2. Basic/Intemediate level activities  
  3. Intermediate level activities  
  4. Intermediate/High and High level activities  
  5. Puzzles  
  6. Demonstrations 

Download lists of activities
You can download lists of all the activities using the links below.

Volume 1 activities list

Volume 2 activities list

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