Online Workshops

Plastic Fantastic?

Audience
Year 5-6 and Teachers
 
Workshop Description
Co-led with the class teacher, the students will interact with Oxford Chemistry ambassadors via MS Teams, whilst undertaking small-scale investigations using UV and water beads, which have been sent to the school in advance. 
 
Concepts covered
  • Polymerisation
  • Life-cycle assessments
  • Sustainabilty and climate change
Skills covered
  • Careful handling of equipment
  • Observations
Upcoming workshops are listed below:

Chiral Chemistry Workshop

Audience
Year 12-13 (16-19 years old) and Teachers
UK state schools only 
 
Workshop Description
This workshop focuses on the 3D shapes of molecules, what the word ‘chiral’ means, the importance of chiral molecules in biology, and about the resources available to research chemists looking at proteins, in particular current research focused on the main protease in SARS-CoV-2, the virus responsible for the current pandemic. 
 
Concepts covered
  • Geometric isomerism
  • Optical isomerism 
  • Chirality in therapeutic drug molecules
  • Chirality in proteins 
  • Enzymes and active sites 
Prior learning required
Students should be familiar with skeletal formulae and the functional groups encountered at GCSE. 
 
Post-workshop Resources
Self-directed resource available

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Covid-19 Chiral Chemistry Workshop Booking Request

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