Publication in the Jounal of Chemical Education
"In a little, you can see a lot"
Above is a link to a pdf of a Powerpoint presentation of a talk given to the Thailand Chemical Society about the thinking and achievements of the small-scale approach.
"Chemistry demos that are bigger on the inside than the outside"
The activities which are described in this website are designed to add variety to practical work in schools, not to replace the traditional methods. They also offer something extra such as better classroom control, increased safety, quicker procedures and the underpinning of the essential concepts required to improve the understanding of chemical changes at the atomic level; interpreting the visible with the invisible.
There are no direct instructions on the following . For those, you need to attend a workshop/lecture/exhibition/course run by Bob Worley or Kay Stephenson. Or you may contact me direct and discuss it with me. (firstname.lastname@example.org)
I cannot praise and thank too highly the work of the CLEAPSS senior technician, Mary Owen BSc, who has designed equipment based on my original ideas and suggestions and also Kay Stephenson FRSC, who also works at CLEAPSS and supplies me with problems to solve and designs many of the worksheets.
The work of Professor Bruce Mattson at Creighton University (http://tinyurl.com/kwayszd) and John Bradley (http://tinyurl.com/lvny94y) in South Africa was a source of inspiration to me in this field. I have since used contacts from all over the world to improve microscale chemistry for use in UK schools.
I am pleased to say that they are now being included in UK Examination exemplar experiments for assing skills.
I have written for Royal Chemical Society’ Education in Chemistry journal[i], the Association for Science Education[ii] and the Journal of Chemical Education [iii]
[ii] School Science Review, Association for Science Education, March 2011, 92(340)
[iii] Visualizing Dissolution, Ion Mobility, and Precipitation through a Low-Cost, Rapid-Reaction Activity Introducing Microscale Precipitation Chemistry