ChemistryLab Gadolin - Excitement and fun

Welcome to ChemistryLab Gadoliniin

ChemistryLab Gadolin is a learning environment supporting and developing chemistry teaching and learning. It also aims to support the positive image of chemistry and offer the educational alternatives in the field of chemistry. The class is named after Johan Gadolin (1760–1852), the founder of Finnish chemistry research and discoverer of the element Yttrium.

The study visits for pupils and students aged 7–20 vary from two hours to longer study courses. The study opportunities include experimental laboratory work, computer modelling and visits to the research laboratories, including communicating with scientists about their research. Participatory and target-oriented learning and teaching approach is based on chemistry education research.

Teachers can choose the contents best serving the content and method objectives suitable for their educational purposes and curricula. The basics of the subject at hand are studied in school before the study visit in Gadolin and continued afterwards to support the meaningful chemistry learning and higher-order thinking.

Funded by


AGA Oy, BASF Oy, Borealis Polymers Oy, Bruker Corporation, The Chemical Industry Federation of Finland, Department of Chemistry, ja UPM-Kymmene Oyj

Instrument support

Is-Vet, Laskentaväline,Metrohm Nordic Oy, Suomen 3M Oy, Thermo Fisher Scientific VWR International


Department of Biosciences, University of Helsinki, Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Helsinki, City of Helsinki, Education Department, Department of Chemistry, University of Helsinki, MAOL ry Finnish National Board of Education, Kemianopetuksen jaosto, Finnish Chemical Society, Finnish Bioindustries FIBFinland’s Science Education Centre LUMA, Chemistry Education Centre Kemma, Unit of Chemistry Teacher Education, Faculty of Science, University of Helsinki