IYCN Experiment Database: Accessible resources for chemistry outreach

The Public Outreach Committee of the International Younger Chemists Network – the early career network of IUPAC – believe that chemistry is global and have created an online database of accessible resources for chemistry volunteers around the world.

The IYCN Experiment Database contains experiments available to download in multiple languages – including Arabic, Hindi, Malay, Swahili, Yoruba, and many more spoken in Commonwealth nations – and are designed to be easy to do at home, in a classroom, or at a local festival by chemists or non-chemists.

Each experiment includes

  • information about the target audience or education levels,
  • necessary materials,
  • chemistry concepts covered during the experiment and teaching notes, and
  • notes on safety precautions and waste disposal.