Duncan has taught chemistry and science for a number of years in Fife and currently teaches in Falkirk.
Modelling ionic bonds with plasticine
Mould your students’ understanding of ionic bond formation and overcome misconceptions
Everyday neutralisation myths busted
Give real-world relevance to neutralisation reactions by testing the basicity of toothpastes
Is toothpaste basic? | 11–14 years
Test the basicity of toothpastes and give context to neutralisation reactions
Introducing moles numeracy worksheet | 14–16 years
Use the context of cooking to get students more comfortable with concepts such as balanced equations, ratios and reagents
Stoichiometry and moles: how to explain it?
Use cooking as a fun, accessible introduction to why and how we use balanced equations