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Spectroscopy in a Suitcase (SIAS)


The Spectroscopy in a Suitcase scheme is a FREE outreach activity which gives school students the chance to learn about spectroscopy through hands-on experience.

Type of Activity

class practical



Age Group

16 to 18 years

Find out more about Spectroscopy in a Suitcase and see the equipment in action at a school in Cambridgeshire.


As well as covering the principles of spectroscopic techniques, the activities use real-life contexts to demonstrate the applications of the techniques. Watch the video to learn more. The kits are hosted by Universities and events are delivered by University students, so have a strong emphasis on encouraging school pupils to consider studying chemistry and the career opportunities available. The equipment may also be available on a short-term loan basis.