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Judge us on our classroom teaching

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Don’t prejudge this year’s NQTs just because their teacher training experience was different to yours, pleads Abigail Marsh

Education in Chemistry

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Help your students understand the synergy between rate and equilibrium and answer exam questions successfully

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A photo of a teacher helping a student with chemistry equations on a whiteboard. They are both wearing medical masks.

Judge us on our classroom teaching

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Don’t prejudge this year’s NQTs just because their teacher training experience was different to yours, pleads Abigail Marsh

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Generating high value chemicals

Plastic waste could be upcycled into a chemical that is more valuable than the original plastic

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Seeding the ocean against climate change

Volcanic ash could be a key ingredient to sequester carbon dioxide

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