About Creative Chemistry

The site

Creative Chemistry was first published in 2000. Smartphones and tablets did not exist then. We used desktop computers with a typical display resolution of 800 × 600, or 1024 × 768 if you had deep pockets. Most people connected to the Internet using a dial-up modem at 56 kbits/s (usually less in practice). It was the year before Windows XP and Mac OS X were released and this awful sound was all too familiar:

Java and Flash were used for many interactive features. The Creative Chemistry website was optimised for these conditions. Everything has changed since then, it was time for the website to change as well.

Creative Chemistry in 2002.

The first upgrade stage is complete. The aim was to retain a sense of the existing look and feel, but to update the site so that its pages are responsive and meet modern standards. 

The second stage is happening now. It involves updating existing resources and publishing new content.

The author

Nigel SaundersScience is my passion – it’s just brilliant! I researched rheumatoid arthritis after completing my D. Phil, and later the parasite that causes schistosomiasis (a tropical disease). I began teaching in 1992 and continued until 2015.

I have written over twenty science library books for teenagers. I have also written or contributed to text books, revision guides and workbooks for Key Stage 3, GCSE and A Level sciences. Other projects have included multimedia materials for AS and A2 Chemistry, digital resources, and content for other science web sites.

If you are curious about these books, please click here.
USS Enterprise
USS Enterprise

My wife was a science teacher and, yes, we do talk about science at home! Our grown-up children didn’t follow us into teaching but happily are making a positive impact on people’s lives. Just don’t get us all onto Star Trek vs Star Wars!

My aim is the same as it was in 2000: to provide good-quality chemistry resources, free for personal and educational use.

I do hope you find something useful or interesting on Creative Chemistry.

Nigel Saunders