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Teaching acids and bases post-16


Try these tips, ideas and activities to help you teach this topic

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Make quizzes more worthwhile


Follow this winning strategy to create effective questions

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Mistakes, errors and misconceptions: 6 ways to develop your assessment skills


Learn how to use your subject knowledge to avoid learning errors

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Practise purposeful practicals


Identify the reason you’re teaching a particular experiment to ensure students learn not just how to do it, but the concept and technique too

  • Pyrophoric silanes

  • The screaming jelly baby

  • The reaction of magnesium with steam

  • Superheated steam

  • When life gives you lemons (or oranges)

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Using student-generated animations to assess conceptions


Harness the power of PowerPoint when teaching molecular motion to identify misconceptions and help students better understand the sub-microscopic world

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Researchers find metacognition aids sub-microscopic understanding


Get research-based tips for improving your students’ sub-microscopic understanding of particle models

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5 tips for approaching formative assessment


Use these research-informed teaching tips to better uncover your classes’ core chemical thinking

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Why I love microscale


Advocating a practical approach to practical work in the classroom

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Choosing to challenge


Women scientists hardly get a name check in science curriculums. It’s time to change that

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Developing chemical common sense


Eliminate students’ silly mistakes with this advice from Kristy Turner

  • Teaching acids and bases post-16

  • How to teach the carbon cycle at 11–14

  • Teaching structure and bonding post-16

  • How to teach the chemistry of the rock cycle at 11–14

  • How to teach earth science at 11–14

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Slashing emissions with polymer fashion

Show students the high performance fabric that’s made from waste plastic and is cutting the carbon footprint of the fashion industry

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The exceptional alloy that’s resisting corrosion

Could stainless magnesium replace aluminium in cars and aeroplanes? This calcium–magnesium alloy has implications for carbon emissions

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Classroom assessment skills: 6 ways to develop your assessment literacy

Master this essential skill and develop a mental map of your subject in three easy steps

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Turning mixed plastic waste into natural gas

How a ruthenium-based catalyst reaches 99% yield

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