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Both physical and inorganic chemistry are vital in space research.

Organic chemistry is key to understanding the origins of life. A Lead Educator will use examples of chemistry in space contexts.

Below are some examples of content that could be included in your masterclass. However, we can build a bespoke day depending on your requirements. Talk to us today and let’s make a plan!

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  1. Pexels Monstera 5063444

    Example content for KS3 – 4 and S2 – S4

    • Fuels for space missions, energy density and stability 
    • Planetary formation and composition, from nebulae to solar systems
    • ESA’s ExoMars mission, materials development and the search for life
    • Measuring energy changes, rocket motor calorimetry
    • Role playing molecules and the chemical processes they undergo in space
    • Interpreting and using chemical notation to model molecules found in space
    • Quantitative and qualitative analysis of a Martian soil analogue

  2. Pexels Kindel Media 8326459

    Example content for KS5 and S4 – S6

    • Rocket propellants, their kinetics and thermodynamics
    • Fuel cells and electrochemistry, powering life support systems
    • Life Support, closed systems and efficient chemical recycling
    • Apollo 13, critical thinking and problem solving
    • Spectroscopy, probing the chemistry of the Milky Way and other galaxies
    • Chirality and its significance as an indicator of life
    • From molecular cloud to complex life, organic chemistry and order out of chaos