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5 ways to explain electrolysis

From building good foundations to memorising the rules, these tips will help your students grasp this tricky topic

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Starting university during a pandemic

What awaits this year’s cohort of undergraduate chemistry students?

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    Nuffield practical collection

    Develop understanding of a wide range of chemical concepts and processes using this collection of over 200 practicals

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    Primary science demonstrations

    Illustrate basic scientific concepts using the simple ideas and everyday products in these videos

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    Context and problem based learning

    Use these real life scenarios to engage your students in challenging advanced level chemistry problems. This application of chemistry is also demonstrated with industrial chemistry career profiles

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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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Spectroscopy in a Suitcase

Our free analytical chemistry workshops for secondary schools deliver a hands-on spectroscopy experience. Trained providers cover the principles of analysis techniques, as well as including activities with real-life contexts to demonstrate practical applications

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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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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