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How to look after students’ well-being


Signs to look out for and how to help during the pandemic

Education in Chemistry

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Put organic chemistry concepts in context


3 ways to teach 14–16 students how to apply their knowledge to new scenarios and prepare them for exams

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Strategies to boost learning

By Bill Wilkinson

You’ll be hooked on these approaches to improving the quality of student work

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Locked-out learners


How to get students back into learning

  • Superheated steam

  • When life gives you lemons (or oranges)

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

  • Fire stopper

  • Avogadro in action

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Students’ writing reveals understanding of electron pushing


Use written assignments to probe student understanding of organic mechanisms

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New scaffolding method improves student argumentation


The key to a good argument is flowing SOLO

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Should we teach chemistry from primary?


Secondary school teacher Ian Stuart shares the benefits of teaching atomic theory to seven- and eight-year olds

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The exams balancing act


This hasn’t been a normal summer. And the chaos caused by concerns about grade inflation won’t just affect this year’s students

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Tackling practicals in a Covid-secure way


What will practical classes look like next year? One technician shares their thoughts

  • Working with 2D and 3D models in chemistry

  • How to teach materials at 11–14

  • How to approach graphs in chemistry

  • How to teach chemical energetics

  • How to make effective use of pre-recorded lessons

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Salt crystal grows legs

The hydrophobic surface avoidance techniques of salt

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Nanoparticles stopping tooth decay

Cerium oxide works to disrupt cavity-forming biofilms

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Face masks and coronavirus

The science behind face coverings

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Merging solar cell and battery tech

Photo-rechargeable electrochemical cells

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September 2020
Art meets analytical chemistry, plus covid-secure resources and tips for getting back to school

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