Curiously chiral Christmas decorations

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Discover how you can use chiral shapes to make special Christmas decorations in this family activity worksheet.

Meet scientist Jess, who uses molecules to create super bright Light-Emitting Diodes (LEDs) that tech companies use to make mobile phones and television screens! The special thing about the molecules Jess uses is that they are chiral, but what does chiral mean?

Find out more out chiral pairs and be inspired to create your own festive chiral decorations in this simple activity for ages 6-11. 

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