School-University partnerships: Lessons learned from 10 years of Spectroscopy for Teachers and Post 16 Students

Tim Harrison, Amanda Shaw, Karen Shallcross, Susan J Williams, Dudley Shallcross

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Abstract

Spectroscopy covers a wide range of analytical techniques, a small sub-set of which UK pre-university chemistry students are required to study. The expense of such equipment means that it is not available to the vast majority of schools whilst it is commonplace in university chemistry departments. This article discusses the evolution of the Bristol ChemLabS spectroscopy outreach activities. The advantages and disadvantages of this method of engagement for both the participants and the providers are discussed from 10 years of activity.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)72-76
Number of pages5
JournalNew Directions in the Teaching of Physical Sciences
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jul 2010

Keywords

  • Outreach
  • Soectroscopy

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