The Nobel Prize in Chemistry 2022 is about making difficult processes easier. Barry Sharpless and Morten Meldal have laid the foundation for a function form of chemistry – click chemistry – that allows researchers to construct molecules in an efficient and systematic way. Carolyn Bertozzi has further refined click chemistry and used it in living organisms. The advances made by this year’s laureates can contribute to things like more targeted pharmaceutical cancer treatments.
This is a ready to use Nobel Prize lesson on the 2022 Nobel Prize in Chemistry. The lesson is designed to take 45 minutes and includes a slideshow with a speaker’s manuscript, a video and a student assignment.
1. Show the slideshow (15 min)
Show the slides, using the speaker’s manuscript.
Slideshow (PDF 2 MB)
Speaker’s Manuscript (PDF 130 Kb)
2. Show the interview (5 min)
3. Student assignment (15 min)
Let the students work with the assignment.
Student assignment (PDF 50 Kb)
4. Conclusion (10 min)
Summarise the work with the assignment and capture any questions from the students.
Links for further information
Press release for the 2022 Nobel Prize in Chemistry
Popular information for the 2022 Nobel Prize in Chemistry
A Swedish version of the lesson is available at nobelprizemuseum.se
More about the Nobel Prize and its founder in the lesson “Alfred Nobel and the Nobel Prize”