Let your students experience the creativity of scientific research. They’ll learn to synthesize ionic liquids and explore their unique properties.
Ionic Liquids follows IRIS’ 4 phased project structure:
This project is for UK state schools and colleges. It’s free and fully supported by our team. If you are a teacher and would like to start this project at your school, click the join button at the top right.
Ionic Liquids provides endless opportunities for young people to develop and enhance their understanding of chemistry. Many students say this research project has helped them come to grips with concepts they previously found daunting.
Students begin by learning about these interesting chemicals and how to safely synthesise one at school or college. Applications of ionic liquids are wide-ranging so where the project goes next is entirely up to them.
Students are provided with methods for making some ionic liquids used in modern research, enabling them to choose a wide variety of properties to investigate in their own research project. As these are very unconventional, there is so much to explore.
Through IRIS’ relationships with UK universities, there is an opportunity for students to visit and use real research labs, meet current researchers in this area and learn about advanced spectrometers. Skills learnt during this project will help embed practical techniques taught in the classroom as well as provide opportunities to learn about chemistry careers.
With this, it is our project, we do what we want. That’s not really an experience you get with most things.