Teaching chemistry education

Welcome to Chemistry in the Classroom

Bring your chemistry curriculum to life. Prepare the next generation of scientists with hands-on access to real-world instrumentation. Teaching and practical training of spectroscopic techniques like FTIR, NMR, and UV-Vis, or elemental and structural analysis of materials are an important part of many chemistry curriculums.

Whether you are teaching introductory chemistry, organic chemistry, or advanced instrumentation courses, our spectrometers offer ease-of-use, reliable operation, and connected solutions for the modern classroom.

Explore our classrooms to find lesson plans, videos, webinars and products that fit your curriculum needs and ignites the scientist in all of your students. 

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Chemistry in the Classroom courses and resources

Find instruments and resources for Beer’s Law, kinetics, scanning, quantum spin, colorimetric analysis, elemental and structural analysis, and more.

Find instruments and resources for Beer’s Law, kinetics, reaction monitoring, hydrogen bonding, structural identification and more.

Find an instrument and resources for viscosity measurements and complex rheological investigations.

Look for chemistry teaching resources by curriculum or by instrument. 

Spectroscopic techniqueElectromagnetic wavelength regionWhat principles can you teach students?Course titlesLesson plans (examples)
UV-VisibleVisibleAnalyte concentration
  • Intro to Chemistry
UVAnalyte purity and concentration
  • General Chemistry
  • Advanced Biochemistry
FTIRInfraredAnalyte functional groups and bond types
  • General Chemistry
  • Organic 1 & 2
NMRRadioMolecular structure, diastereomers, reaction kinetics, concentration, purity, and more. 
  • General Chemistry
  • Organic 1 & 2
  • Senior Instrumentation
XRFX-RayAnalyte concentration
  • Intro to Chemistry
  • General Chemistry
  • Chemical Analysis in Liquids, Polymers, Rocks and Metal
XRDX-RayCrystalline structure
  • General Chemistry
  • Crystallography
  • Crystalline Structure of Egg Shell
  • Determination of Salt/Sugar Mixtures
  • Analysis of Aspirin, Ibuprofen and Paracetamol

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