Chemistry in Sport In the run up to the London 2012 Olympics, the RSC produced a new collection of educational resources to highlight the role that chemistry plays in sport. Resources have been designed for both students and teachers across a range of topics and age groups. Explore our list of Chemistry in Sport resources below.

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chemistry-and-sport-footb...
Materials chemistry has revolutionised the game of football and given us the balls, gloves,...
TeacherStudent Primary
Subjects: Everyday life applications:...
chemistry-and-sport-athle...
Discover the chemistry behind one of the toughest athletic events - the 400m race.
TeacherStudent 11 to 14 years
Subjects: Acid-base behaviour,Metabolism chemistry
faces-of-chemistry-biosen...
Find out how scientists at the material science laboratory, QMUL, develop biosensors to...
TeacherStudent 11 to 18 years
Subjects: Chemistry in action,Planning,Collecting,...
chemistry-and-sport-weigh...
Find out why chalk - calcium or magnesium carbonate - is as important in weightlifting as it...
TeacherStudent Primary to 14 ...
Subjects: Matter & materials,Obtaining...
olympic-medals
Discover the chemistry and history behind the Gold, Silver and Bronze Olympic medals.
TeacherStudent 14 to 18 years
Subjects: Particles,The origin of the...
the-wonders-of-the-olympi...
Learn about the history and design of the Olympic torch and the journey it takes to the...
Teacher 14 to 18 years
Subjects: Relative masses, masses &...
chemistry-and-sport-divin...
Gravity - the enemy of the high-jumper, and the diver's friend. Find out how the sport of...
TeacherStudent Primary
water-sports-and-solution...
Life is in aqueous solution - and so is much of sport. Find out why the properties of water...
TeacherStudent Primary to 14 ...
Subjects: Applications of chemistry,Solutions
chemistry-and-sport-shoot...
Discover the chemistry and enthalpy of the exothermic reactions that power sport shooting...
TeacherStudent 14 to 16 years
Subjects: Applications of chemistry,Energy changes &...
chemistry-and-sport-swimm...
Explore the halogens, their salts, and their relation to swimming.
TeacherStudent 14 to 16 years
Subjects: Everyday life applications: cosmetics and...
the-role-of-technology-in...
Learn about how science engineering technology has developed sport and increase performance...
Student 14 to 16 years
Subjects: Exposition,Case studies,Cross-curricular...
olympic-composites-primar...
Find out what composites are made up of and why they are so important sporting equipment for...
TeacherStudent Primary
Subjects: Chemistry in action,Collecting, recording...
chemistry-at-the-races-bo...
This book looks into detecting drugs in race horses using various different analytical...
TeacherStudent 16 to Undergra...
Subjects: Analysis: quantitative,Analysis:...
looking-behind-sport-perf...
Teams at the material science laboratory at Queen Mary, University of London use biosensors...
Student 11 to Undergra...
Subjects: Scientific ideas & evidence,Careers...
extracting-iron-from-brea...
Many breakfast cereals are fortified with iron. This iron is metallic and is added to the...
Teacher 11 to 18 years
Subjects: Practical chemistry,Chemical...
Presentation
Emphasises the role of chemistry in our everyday lives
Teacher 11 to 18 years
Subjects: Chemistry in action,Chemistry in...
energy-values-of-food
In this experiment various foods are tested to find how much energy they contain.
Teacher 11 to 18 years
Subjects: Practical chemistry,Teaching...
olympic-composites
A composite is a mix of two or more materials which often have very different properties....
TeacherStudent 11 to 16 years
Subjects: Investigative work,Practical...
olympic-materials
These resources allow students to explore how changes in materials technology can bring about...
TeacherStudent 11 to 16 years
Subjects: Exposition,Case studies,Cross-curricular...
olympic-materials-primary
This resource allows primary school students to explore the difference between a natural...
Student Primary
Subjects: Chemistry in action,Everyday life...
chemistry-now-chemistry-a...
This deals with the chemistry of aerobic and anaerobic respiration in the context of...
Student 14 to 16 years
Subjects: Using scientific information to make...
uk-anti-doping-assistant-...
Nicola Gray is a PhD student from the Drug Control Centre at King's College London. Find out...
Student 11 to Undergra...
Subjects: Applications of chemistry,Careers in/from...
dont-be-a-dope
Nina Notman talks to the scientists set to beat the doping cheats at the 2012 London Olympic...
Student 11 to Undergra...
Subjects: Chemistry in action,Scientific ideas &...
avogadros-lab-do-sports-d...
The Mole team investigate sports drinks and help you take part in the RSC's Global experiment.
Student 11 to Undergra...
Subjects: Chemistry in action,Scientific ideas &...
the-chemistry-of-sports-d...
Learn about the chemistry and science behind sports drinks and the effects on the body. Find...
TeacherStudent 11 to 16 years
Subjects: Chemistry in action,Development of...
the-chemistry-of-sports-a...
Many people think that energy drinks and sports drinks are the same thing but in fact they...
TeacherStudent 16 to Undergra...
Subjects: Everyday life applications: cooking & food...