Free Resources

Invaluable resources. No price tag.

We know that budgets are tighter than ever, and that schools are being asked to achieve more with less. So we understand that not all schools can afford the kind of specialised equipment that makes such a big difference in introducing students to chemistry.

With the support of the Royal Society of Chemistry, Lancaster University is working to bridge the gap, by funding the spectrometry resources to help bring chemistry to life for as many students as possible – and making these resources absolutely free to hire.

Spectroscopy in a Suitcase

Bring some hi-tech kit – together with some expert help from our Department – into the classroom and you can literally give your students an insight into the world of chemistry. We’re now hosting one of the RSC’s infrared spectrometers, which you can book for a visit to your school.

Whether it’s a demonstration from our team, or an interactive workshop with your students, Spectroscopy in a Suitcase offers hands-on experience of infrared spectroscopy and its real-life applications.

Research in a Box

Get your students to roll up their sleeves and get stuck in with five Pasco visible spectrometers that turn any laptop, tablet or phone into a fantastic, fully-fledged STEM resource. All it takes is some free software and you’re ready for scanning and single wavelength observations. From there, you can perform kinetic manipulations of the data, or export your findings as a CSV file for analysis in Excel.

Funded by Lancaster University, these spectrometers are completely free to use and are yours for up to a week. And, as long as you’re not too far from the University, we’ll even deliver them straight to you.


If you would like more information or would like to arrange an event for your school, please contact:

Gail Sheldrick

Recruitment, Conversion and Marketing Coordinator

+44 (0)1524 594931