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Education in Chemistry

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Make the most of OneNote in your classroom


5 effective ways to teach chemistry with digital technology

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How to teach risk assessment skills


Help your students learn how to keep the laboratory safe

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Boost student confidence constructing hypotheses


Ideas to help you teach this essential scientific skill

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  • Brew up interest in redox with this speedy vanadium demo

  • 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

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Developing critical thinking skills


Use real-world context to help your students adopt a holistic problem-solving approach

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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 

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AI bots can do your students’ homework


AI is readily available and willing to write about chemistry for your learners. The question is whether it’s a bad idea

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Re-evaluating how we teach practicals


Why a science technician thinks we need to take a closer look at practicals

Plastic pipette tips and sample tubes

Combatting plastic pollution in class


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

  • Teaching spectroscopic techniques at post-16

  • How to teach ionic bonding at 14–16

  • How to teach entropy at post-16

  • How to teach covalent bonding

  • Teaching organic synthesis at post-16

A fuel station sign for hydrogen

Creating green energy from seawater

Scientists combine desalination and electrolysis to produce clean hydrogen fuel 

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Recycling PVC with electrolysis

New method for recycling poly(vinylchloride) uses electrolysis to extract valuable chlorinated products

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

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