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Salters Festival Primary P7

One day Chemistry event held at universities and colleges across the UK and Ireland. These Festivals are designed to inspire budding young scientists. Teams of four students from each school work together to complete two practical challenges with prizes awarded to the winning teams! In the afternoon there is a fun lecture followed by a prize giving with fun prizes and certificates for all. We offer a cover of fees for schools who are on the Widening Participation list.

Chemistry on Tour

Inspire to aspire, build strong partnerships with schools in the West and the North of Scotland. The aim of this project is to build partnership with schools in the West and North of Scotland and inspire pupils to study STEM subjects. We do this by providing role models and activities that spark an interest in science in general and directly connect chemistry to their everyday lives and future career choices.

Chemistry on Tour

Inspire to aspire, build strong partnerships with schools in the West and the North of Scotland. The aim of this project is to build partnership with schools in the West and North of Scotland and inspire pupils to study STEM subjects. We do this by providing role models and activities that spark an interest in science in general and directly connect chemistry to their everyday lives and future career choices.

International Year of the Periodic Table Projection Show

The School of Chemistry is teaming up with the RSC to organise an IYPT 2019 Projection event.

BBC TV, Scottish TV (STV) and national newspapers are attending the event as well as the Press teams from the RSC and UoE central Marketing. It will feature a 2-3 minute light projection show on loop, including a giant Periodic table and a fly through video plus some of our research.

The event will also be live streamed on the RSC website.

Flyer for the projection show

Escape Room

11th October – Escape Room https://midlothiansciencefestival.com/event/games-night-escape-room/ 7pm to 9pm The Sidings Cafe 23 Murderdean Rd Newtongrange, Dalkeith, Midlothian EH22 4PE A night of puzzles, codes, riddles and science… Only the best team work, problem solving and creative thinking will solve the games and bust you out. work your way round 4 mini escape rooms with various themes from naming the elements to solving binary code! PLEASE NOTE: This event is for adults only. Under 18’s are not permitted.

Doors Open Day 2019

As part of the Edinburgh-wide Doors Open Day event we are opening the doors of the Joseph Black Building on Saturday 29th of September. Visitors can tour the building including our stunning new social space incorporating the School of Chemistry museum. Taste our special ice-cream and frozen yogurt at the front of the building, freshly made in front of your eyes with liquid nitrogen!

Family drop-in activities (suitable for all ages) will let visitors explore the chemistry that happens in our building, meet our chemists, and celebrate the International Year of the Periodic Table!

STEM Academy for Primary Teachers

One-day, free of charge, STEM Academy at the University of Edinburgh.

The STEM Academy aims to increase the opportunity for primary teachers to become more familiar with how sciences are taught and developed in secondary education; and for students primary teachers and secondary pupils to gain a greater awareness of career prospects in STEM subjects.