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How to teach chemical energetics


Exothermic reactions go beyond simply combustion – use these tips to boost student understanding of energy transfer

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Encourage pupils to examine the evidence


How to structure lessons to get your students to look at ‘the science’ and pick out supporting reasons

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Escape the classroom: and explore colour change reactions


In this escape room article, students explore colour change reactions to reveal hidden codes

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5 ways to explain electrolysis


From building good foundations to memorising the rules, these tips will help your students grasp this tricky topic

  • When life gives you lemons (or oranges)

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

  • Fire stopper

  • Avogadro in action

  • Cracking!

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Learning organic mechanisms – does technology help?


Are chemistry learning applications really worthwhile?

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Making effective use of collaborative learning


Get group tasks right and boost student learning

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Starting university during a pandemic


What awaits this year’s cohort of undergraduate chemistry students?

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What will be the consequences of coronavirus for teachers?


There are so many unknowns – not least when schools might resume a degree of normality

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Playtime with the technicians


Telling it like it is: technicians on extra duties outside the prep room

  • How to teach chemical energetics

  • How to make effective use of pre-recorded lessons

  • Taking a week-by-week approach to remote teaching

  • Using investigations to engage your 11–14 students

  • How to use a slide show for a live lesson

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Breaking the carbon–hydrogen bond

A new photocatalyst that can act on small alkane hydrocarbons is a rare example of directly using natural gases as reagents

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The future for EdTech

Will it return to the classroom with us?

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Gauging exam grades 2020

Weighing up the pros and cons of this year’s exam assessment systems

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Yeast thriving in hydrogen

Microorganisms growing in 100% hydrogen show that life could exist on exoplanets

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