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Nobel Prize Lessons – Chemistry Prize 2018

Teacher’s guide

This is a step-by-step timetable for the Nobel Prize Lesson about a 2018 Nobel Prize.
This lesson package consists of four parts: a slide show with a speaker’s manuscript for the teacher, a student worksheet, two short videos and this teacher’s guide. The lesson is designed to take 45 minutes.

Teacher’s Guide (PDF file 63K)


Make sure the slide show and the videos work in your classroom, and make copies of the student worksheet.


Warm-up (5 minutes)
Ask your students the following questions.

  • What is the Nobel Prize?
  • Why is it called the Nobel Prize?
  • Are you familiar with any Nobel Laureate?


Show the video about Alfred Nobel and the Nobel Prize (5 minutes)


Show the slides (15 min)
Show the slides, using the speaker’s manuscript. Let your students ask questions. You are welcome to note questions or unclear points that you cannot personally answer and work more with these at a later time.

Slideshow (PDF 7,1 MB)

Speakers’ Manuscript (PDF 687 KB)


Show the interview with an expert in the field  (5 min)

Hanna Lindberg, PhD in Protein Technology, Royal Institute of Technology, talks about this year’s Nobel Prize in Physics:


Work with the student worksheet (10 min)
Let your students work individually with the questions and then discuss their answers with a classmate.

Students’ Worksheet (PDF 164K)


Conclusion (5 min)
Summarise what you and the class have understood, and what you have not understood. You can work with the latter on another occasion.


Links for further information

The website of the Nobel Prize
The website of the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences
Popular information ”A (r)evolution in chemistry”
Press release for the 2018 Nobel Prize in Chemistry


To cite this section
MLA style: Nobel Prize Lessons – Chemistry Prize 2018. NobelPrize.org. Nobel Prize Outreach AB 2024. Sun. 14 Jul 2024. <https://www.nobelprize.org/chemistry-2018-nobel-prize-lessons/>

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