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CLEAPSS Chemistry
Chemistry – Let's make it happen!

CLEAPSS provides guidance for teachers, technicians, science advisers and H&S officers on all aspects of practical work. We know that chemistry experiments can cause problems and activities may not 'work' as expected, or provide the effective learning opportunity that’s required. Sometimes, health and safety concerns are raised about the chemicals involved.

CLEAPSS works with suppliers and others to ensure that suitable chemicals and equipment are used in schools and we can also suggest ideas and innovative methods that might help you enhance practical chemistry in your school.

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So, if you’re stuck, or need a bit of advice, get in touch by e-mail or 'phone and we'll do our best to help!

Latest news from CLEAPSS..
COVID-19 (Coronavirus) in Schools
Updated : 1st December

Now updated due to the new OMICRON variant
New to CLEAPSS ?
Are you new using CLEAPSS resources?

Then we have two new videos to help guide you through, how our resources can help support you in planning the preparations for effective and safe practical lessons.


Return to schools - Lab checks
Now is a great time to check your labs before getting back into the routine of practical lessons. Simple things like running all the taps, ensures good water quality and refills any sink traps.

You can use the below guides to help recommission your labs to ensure they are safe and effective for practical lessons.



ASE International Journal - Edition 13
CLEAPSS is pleased to be the guest editor of the ASE International Journal - Edition 13.Many thanks to the ASE for allowing us to host the whole edition here for our members.

Click here to access the journal.

Find out more about the ASE and the ASE International Journal here.
***ACTION NEEDED!!***Associate membership renewals -For those memberships due to expire on 30th September
Please be advised all emails requesting confirmation of pupil numbers for membership renewal are on their way.

Once you have submitted pupil numbers, an invoice will be raised and emailed to the contact identified by yourselves for processing.

This does NOT affect schools who are members via a local authority.

If you are unsure about this renewal process, please contact the office on 01895 251496 or email membership@cleapss.org.uk
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Crude oil refinery is a foundation industry, providing fuel products for heating and transport, and raw materials for many further industries, including polymer and pharmaceutical manufacturing. Fract.. more

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This leaflet is intended to give brief details only of the major manufacturers and suppliers of electronic balances suitable for use in science within secondary schools and colleges.

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Outlines the work that science technicians do, the tasks which they should not, ideally, be given, and provides a pointer to the number of technicians needed in a department and to management issues w.. more

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This includes all the pictograms required by the Globally Harmonised System for chemical hazard labelling. A selection of large (A4) and small sized pictures for printing and use in schools

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Testing for organic functional groups: unsaturation or double bonds

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Straightforward advice on how to make sure your practical lessons work as you intend. Includes planning and preparing the activity, managing students, timing and equipment, and clearing away. Also inc.. more

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Straightforward instructions on using a tap funnel, a piece of equipment used in several chemical preparations and investigations.

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Brief risk assessment guidance and experimental notes for a range of practical activities involving monobasic organic acids and their salts (Hazcards 38A, 38B, 38C, 38D).

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This guide is intended for those using, buying, or designing fume cupboards for schools and colleges. Information is provided on common problems, on choosing and installing appropriate cupboards an.. more

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This now inclduies some general information on food calorimetry as well as explaining something of nut allergy and a range of control measures which could be used to enable effective, relevant practic.. more

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