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Melting chocolate


Use this infographic with your 11–14 students to develop their knowledge of cooling ranges and skills with graphs

Education in Chemistry

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How to make the most of practical videos


Use these four strategies to ensure successful learning – whether remote learning or in school

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4 strategies to get students to follow hygiene rules in school


Why a positive approach helps students follow the rules: practical tips for encouraging your students to better follow mask and handwashing rules during the Covid-19 pandemic

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Where to start with teach-to-the-top differentiation


Don’t limit your students: try this approach and provide everyone the support they need to reach the top

  • The screaming jelly baby

  • The reaction of magnesium with steam

  • Superheated steam

  • When life gives you lemons (or oranges)

  • Don’t go breakin’ (down) my (love) heart

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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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4 tips for using testing to assist learning


Why giving students short quizzes after an exam improves their chemistry learning performance

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This is why you should teach metacognition explicitly


Research-based tips to ensure that metacognitive strategies become a life-long part of your students’ study skills

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Developing chemical common sense


Eliminate students’ silly mistakes with this advice from Kristy Turner

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Teachers are the hardest working professionals


Could this explain why so many of your colleagues leave teaching?

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When All This Is Over®


Looking back on 2020 what should we keep? asks EiC’s managing editor Paul MacLellan, tongue firmly in cheek

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

  • How to teach earth science at 11–14

  • Working with 2D and 3D models in chemistry

  • How to teach materials at 11–14

  • How to approach graphs in chemistry

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Why schools need more science technicians

Boosting technician numbers could improve workload for everyone – but how can it be done?

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Recycling lithium from electric vehicle batteries

Start a lesson with news of a mechanochemical recovery method that’s better for the environment

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Carbon dioxide catalysis making jet fuel

Use this starter slide to begin your lessons on catalysts or ways of reducing global warming

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How ancient Maya peoples made potable water

Use this starter slide to begin your lessons on drinking water and water treatment with some historical context

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