A mix of coloured glass marbles

How to teach entropy at post-16


Use these ideas and activities to help your chemistry students master this challenging topic

Education in Chemistry

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6 ways to teach strong and weak acids


Concentrate your students’ minds and they’ll soon master this topic

Chains of paper dolls of different lengths

How to use models to boost understanding


Help students make sense of the chemistry they can’t see with memorable representations

A Christmas bauble in the shape of a water molecule

Get crafty with festive molecular baubles


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  • Demonstrating the chameleon redox reaction with a lollipop

  • Demonstrating the importance of surface area to rates of reaction

  • The production and combustion of nitrocellulose

  • Demonstrating the heating curve of tert-butanol

  • The reaction between sodium and chlorine

A cartoon of a school student climbing a giant bar graph

Making sense of graphs


Help your students successfully interpret data

A spoon of salt and spoon of water

Is every substance a molecule?


Use this to help chemistry students accurately apply covalent bonding models 

Plastic pipette tips and sample tubes

Combatting plastic pollution in class


Bring the fight against plastic pollution to your classroom with these resources from Common Seas 

A back pack with school supplies and a face mask

4 steps to continuing Covid recovery in the classroom


Boost your students’ progress post-pandemic

A Christmas tree made from lab equipment

Christmas, community and chemistrees


Deck the labs with boughs of glassware and celebrate a community of chemists

  • How to teach entropy at post-16

  • How to teach covalent bonding

  • Teaching organic synthesis at post-16

  • Use post-16 atomic models to inform 14–16 understanding

  • Teaching energy and change post-16

A recycling symbol showing an industrial process, electro-chemistry and gold

Recycling catalysts with electrochemistry

Use this research context to show students how, and why, industry recover their catalysts

Waste mixed plastics

A hybrid recycling process for mixed plastics

Investigate plastic and recycling through the combined power of chemistry and biology

Dissolving battery

High capacity batteries that can biodegrade in situ

Explore biodegradable electrochemistry with this innovation to healthcare and pollution

Uluru in Australia - a large orange-coloured rocky hill in a dry landscape with a cloudy blue sky

Electrolysis can conjure hydrogen fuel from air

Air humidity could be the key to sustainable hydrogen power

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