Resources: Key Stage 4/5

whynotchemeng provides assistance to schools, careers offices, students and parents with enquiries regarding chemical engineering. We can also provide careers literature and posters for careers libraries and classrooms.

Resources available from whynotchemeng

Here's a list of other organisations offering useful information and resources that may be of interest:


The BLOODHOUND SSC engineering adventure seeks to inspire the next generation of scientists and engineers. To achieve this ambitious goal, the BLOODHOUND Education Programme will be made available to all pupils in primary and secondary schools, and to students in further and higher education. Nearly 4,000 schools registered in the first 18 months of the project, and numerous presentations have been given to other groups and professional institutions, taking the project into the heart of the community and society.

Available resources can be viewed here.

Chester University's virtual process lab

The Virtual Process Laboratory was developed by the University of Chester to introduce students to typical chemical engineering operations. Visit the website where you'll find a series of games based on common chemical processes that play a part in our daily lives. Students can play the Bioreactor Game, Exothermic Reactor Game and Distillation Column Game, and the level of difficulty can be adjusted for each game depending on the age/ability of the student.

The Engineering Education Scheme (EES)

The Engineering Education Scheme in England and Scotland is a 6-month EDT Programme which links teams of four Year 12 or S5/S6 students and their teacher with local companies to work on real problems. The scheme provides students with an in-depth, hands-on experience in science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) that will enable them to make an informed decision about their future studies and career. Students will receive an EES National Certificate on successful completion of the programme and a Duke of Edinburgh Skills Certificate. They will also get the opportunity to compete for a British Association (BA) CREST Award.

Future Morph

Future Morph is the Science Council’s website designed to provide information for young people, their parents and teachers about careers available from studying science and maths. For more information see

The Periodic Table of Videos

The Periodic Table of Videos from the University of Nottingham contain 118 videos showing experiments using each chemical element. Click here to visit their website.

Practical Action

Practical Action has a range of science resources for Key Stages 2-4 that focus on renewable energy and climate change including their 'wind power challenge', as well as enhancement/homework activities and free resources for the classroom such as posters. For more information please visit their website.

Royal Society of Chemistry

Educators and students at all levels from primary school to university can access thousands of free resources, such as experiments, videos, worksheets and games at

The Salter's Institute

The Salters' Institute plays a major role in the support of chemistry teaching, the encouragement of young people to pursue careers in the UK chemical industries, and the promotion of chemical education including the whole area of curriculum development.

The Salters' Chemistry Camps were established in 1998 with the aim of encouraging young people to participate in the fun of chemistry and help motivate them into developing a long term interest in the subject and its applications in modern life.


Schoolscience provides a directory of science resources, information and contacts for primary and secondary schools. The science learned at school and its relation to the outside world is supported by content from major trade associations, Research Councils UK and professional bodies who contribute unique scientific knowledge and resources. Working together, we help teachers, pupils and technicians enrich science learning.

Science at Work

Science at Work is a flexible, multi-format resource developed by the BP Educational Service to support your teaching and inspire 14 to 16 year olds about science and its applications. For more information please visit

Special Leaders Award

All awards are open to three groups of students: Primary (5 - 11), Secondary (11 - 16) and Advanced (17 - 19). For all awards, students will be required to complete an application to become a leader for STEM for their school or college and complete an interview. Each 'special award' has its own theme and prize, and students can be entered into more than one category. Please visit the website for more info at

Tomorrow's Engineers

The Tomorrow's Engineers programme, led by the engineering community, provides a platform for employers to work effectively with schools to inspire more young people to consider a careers in engineering. Delivering national impact through local coordination, Tomorrow's Engineers has directly reached over 300,000 young people in the past year by providing clear, consistent information for young people aged between 9 - 16, their teachers and parents.