An asteroid approaches Earth from space

Forming Earth’s ancient atmosphere from space dust

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Uncover how sun-weathered asteroids could be the ancient source of Earth’s water

Education in Chemistry

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Growing decision trees

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Use this essential learning aid to help students solve complex chemistry problems

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How to use textooks effectively

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6 teacher-tested strategies for successful book learning in the classroom

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How to succeed as a new science teacher

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Four fab hacks to help you thrive in your first years of teaching science

  • Shocking revelations: a conductometric titration of barium hydroxide with sulfuric(VI) acid

  • 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

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How to apply pedagogical knowledge effectively

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Develop your PCK to help students grasp and apply subject knowledge

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Same molecule, different representations

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Chemistry is full of varied representations. How do we help our students identify the information encoded within them?

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Teaching tips for chemical kinetics

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

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Why it’s time to abandon the textbook

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Biases, dated content and student disinterest mean it’s time to find course materials online, argues Kit Chapman

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We need to talk about chemistry

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Because students think it’s boring

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Work the classroom

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Prophecies of the demise of school buildings are misplaced. We need in-person teaching

  • How to teach structure determination post-16

  • Teaching chemistry equilibria post-16

  • Teaching organic chemistry post-16

  • Teaching rates of reaction post-16: part 2

  • Teaching observation skills at 11–14

An asteroid approaches Earth from space

Forming Earth’s ancient atmosphere from space dust

Uncover how sun-weathered asteroids could be the ancient source of Earth’s water

A tap filling a glass with water

Milking the potential of proteins to provide safe drinking water

Removing arsenic from tap water to make it safe to drink

An industrial unit with a bank of fans on the roof

A virtual check for CO₂ capture tech

Finding carbon recovery materials using software and not lab tests

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

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