Ogden Masterclasses June 2016

Both physical and organic chemistry are vital in space research.  As well as using examples of space chemistry to explore theory, each masterclass features hands on experiments.

There might be a specific topic you would like us to focus on, or an area of the curriculum which your group are struggling with. An expert Lead Educator will work with you to build bespoke day of learning at your school anywhere in the UK or at the National Space Centre in Leicester.

Key Stage 3 and 4 / S2 - S4 content could include:

  • Fuels for Mars
  • Planetary composition
  • Soil properties and crop growth
  • 'Sea water' on the planet
  • The ESA ExoMars mission.
  • Calculating energy changes using rocket motors or blow torches
  • Extracting halogens from ancient Martian seas
  • Role playing chemical structures and processes
  • Titrations to find out the acidity of Martian soil

Key Stage 5 / S4 - S6 content could include:

  • If aliens arrived on our planet what would they make of our chemistry?
  • Spectroscopy
  • Electrochemistry
  • Chirality
  • Rates of reaction

Full day, half day and multiple hour long sessions are available. See options and pricing here.

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PPG Chemistry Education Project


ppg lg rgb pos 2We have teamed up with PPG, a global paint supplier, to offer Chemistry masterclasses for 10 - 14 year olds.


This masterclass has been designed to use space contexts to tackle the curriculum in areas that are key to PPG's work: colour and materials. We link the science and engineering of PPG with space science and technology to engage young people with the science curriculum!

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