Educational Techniques Group


The Educational Techniques Group has been at the forefront of chemical education for the last 20 years and was involved with the creation of several major innovative & exciting projects which saw nationwide release. Today the group is moving forward into the 21st Century and is always looking for members involvement and enthusiasm. The group is looking to work closely with the RSC's fantastic learn chemistry team and are hoping to promote the use of different technologies within education.

The group is run by a committee of RSC members who are always keen to hear from group members. If you have any suggestions as to what you would like to see your group doing please do not hesitate to contact the secretary.

You can also keep up to date with us on twitter by following us @EdTech_RSC.


Novel Chemistry Awards 2017 – Primary Science


The Novel Chemistry Awards 2017 is now open for applications (closing date Friday 14th April 2017).  This year’s focus is on primary science.  The Educational Techniques Group is making available ten awards up to a maximum of £100 per award to primary school teachers to contribute towards the cost of resources needed to develop a novel chemistry related activity. This might be a classroom experiment or a chemistry related visit but other creative proposals are welcome.  To apply simply download the file below – it is quick and easy!


Downloadable Files

Novel Chemistry Grant 2017
Novel Chemistry Grant 2017
PDF iconPDF (328k)  


PDF files require Link icon Adobe Acrobat Reader



Join this Interest Group


If you are a member of the Royal Society of Chemistry and would like to join an Interest Group, please contact Membership Department using the email link below with:

  • your name
  • your membership number
  • state the name of the group you wish to join    

Successful applications for the Novel Chemistry Grant 2015


The successful applicants for the Novel Chemistry Grant are:

  • Dr A Taylor, King Edward VI Camp Hill School for Boys, Birmingham - Year 12 and 14 Organic Synthesis
  • Dr Alaine Nabarro, Thomas London Day School, Clapham - Clinostat
  • Mr Edward Male, Pembroke School - Flying Pigs
  • Brian Casson, King's Academy, Middlesbrough - Organic Synthesis
  • Pilar Fernandez-Gonzalez, Okehampton Community College - Chemnet Workshop
  • Peter Banks, Purcell School - Website: chemstuff.co.uk
  • Andrew McClean, Langholm Academy, Dumfries and Galloway - Powerstation visit 

Many thanks to all those who applied for the Novel Chemistry Grant and congratulations to all those who have received an award. We are looking forward to hearing how the projects develop. 


Chemistry Topics

These learning resources are designed for individual, self-paced learning and are appropriate for post-16 students in schools, colleges and universities.

Downloadable Files

Teacher Fellowship 2016
Download more information on the Teacher Fellowship 2016
Related file iconOCX (18k)  


PDF files require Link icon Adobe Acrobat Reader



Contact and Further Information

Membership Department
Thomas Graham House, Science Park, Milton Road, Cambridge, CB4 0WF
Tel: +44 (0) 1223 432 141