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Turning scrap metal into hi-tech alloys


Electrochemically stripping carbon from steel during recycling

Education in Chemistry

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5 effective ways to teach balancing equations


Tried-and-tested approaches to build student skills and confidence

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When things go wrong in the classroom, a video can help


Practical demo gone wrong in the chemistry lab? Here’s how to save the day 

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Reuse remote teaching resources


During lockdown, teachers worked so hard to create engaging remote resources. Now that we’re back in class, let’s continue using these to enhance teaching and learning

  • The movement of ions: bringing electrolysis to life

  • Dynamite soap: The combustion of stoichiometric hydrogen–oxygen mixtures

  • Demonstrating the diffusion of ammonia and hydrogen chloride

  • The gallium beating heart

  • Pyrophoric silanes

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Teaching tips for chemical kinetics


Students’ understanding is mostly assessed through numerical problems. Sometimes performance does not reflect understanding. Here’s why

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Do our students suffer from chemophobia?


How your teaching can equip students to recognise and ward off misinformation

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Understanding why chemistry is important boosts results


Use simple interventions to help students work out the real-life reasons why it is important to study chemistry

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Change the climate in your classroom


Why we need to teach sustainability now

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The joys of teaching


Forget the bureaucracy of teaching, and be reminded of its pleasures

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Chipping in with transition

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What classroom teachers can do to support new secondary students

  • Teaching chemistry equilibria post-16

  • Teaching organic chemistry post-16

  • Teaching rates of reaction post-16: part 2

  • Teaching observation skills at 11–14

  • Teaching rates of reaction post-16

Two men control a mechanical claw to grab scrap metal at a recycling plant

Turning scrap metal into hi-tech alloys

Electrochemically stripping carbon from steel during recycling

A colourful micrograph of ammonium nitrate crystals refracting light

Cooling homes with an endothermic reaction

Looking at the use of ammonium nitrate in a new and renewable cooling process

A plastic bag floating in water with the sun shining through

Sunlight produces thousands of compounds from plastic

Scientists dispel the theory that sunlight exposure simply fragments macroplastics that persist in the environment, but what are the implications for the environment?

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What’s carbon dioxide got to do with it?

Examining the role that CO₂ plays in the supermarket’s empty shelves

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November 2021
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