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Back to basics with spectrophotometry

How to demonstrate the Beer–Lambert law using your smartphone as a light meter

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The science of smartwatches

How wearable tech uses chemistry to help monitor your health – with spectroscopy, battery technology and smart materials

Latest resources

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    Organic Chemistry Worksheets | 14–16

    Differentiated worksheets to support key topics in organic chemistry. Apply knowledge in context and assess learning with a wealth of questions that can be used flexibly. 

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    Practical videos | 14–16 students

    Practical activities that are prescribed by exam boards are difficult to teach remotely. These videos of core practical experiments allow students to see the methods and equipment while learning at home.

  • Four students wearing lab coats, safety goggles and gloves work at a lab bench

    Practical videos | 16–18 students

    Video demonstrations of key practical techniques and apparatus that can be used for revision, flipped learning or remote teaching scenarios.

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Teach Chemistry

Discover support designed to help you and your colleagues deliver high-quality, engaging chemistry lessons within a supportive science department. Get access to exclusive benefits for your school or institution, including activities and ideas linked to eight themes of effective practice. All devised to build confidence in your classroom and department

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Teacher PD

Expand your skills, knowledge, expertise and confidence. Take a comprehensive approach to professional development with our well-rounded programme of training and learning that aims to support every aspect of your Chemistry teaching

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Teacher mentoring

Further your career with our mentoring schemes. We pair experienced educators with early career teachers in order to provide support and guidance, as well as contribute to the professional development of both mentor and mentee

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UK Chemistry Olympiad

Challenge your students and boost their confidence by encouraging them to test their knowledge and skills in a competitive environment. The leading chemistry competition for young minds in the UK is an excellent opportunity to help your secondary school students develop creative thinking and apply their knowledge in new and interesting contexts.

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Find out how we can support you in delivering the national curriculum for chemistry and science