Bookings

Are you interested in organising a visit for your school?

We offer a range of hands-on experiments and exciting Chemistry demonstrations that your students will find engaging and educational. These include:

Experiments

  • Analysis of Sulfate in Fertiliser
  • Atomic Absorption Spectroscopy
  • Biodiesel Synthesis and Combustion
  • Exploring Enantiomers (and how they affect smell)
  • Gas Chromatography/Mass Spectroscopy (GCMS)
  • High-Performance Liquid Chromatography (HPLC)
  • Paper Chromatography
  • Titrations

Demonstrations

  • Chemiluminescence
  • Clock Reaction
  • Dry Ice Cylinders and Indicators
  • Elephant's Toothpaste
  • Ferro-Fluids
  • Methanol Combustion
  • Shape Memory Wire
  • Thermochromic Objects
  • Traffic Light Reaction

Please note, our laboratories are only available outside of our teaching sessions, typically in February, June/July, and November.

If you would like to organise a visit, please fill out our Booking Request Form (PDF) and either select from the above activities, or let us know which syllabus dot-point you would like us to help you explore.

Please send all completed forms and any questions to outreach@chem.unsw.edu.au.

Please note: Many of the demonstrations listed above require the use of our own facilities on campus. If you wish to organise an incursion at your school, please discuss this with our Outreach staff so we can coordinate a suitable set of activities for you.