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Illustrate polymer properties with a self-siphoning solution


Demonstrate the tubeless siphon with poly(ethylene glycol) and highlight the polymer’s viscoelasticity to your 11–16 learners

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Fuel curiosity in science careers


Help foster the next generation of scientists by linking teaching topics to real-world events and career pathways

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Use AI to successfully assess students’ understanding


Discover how to quickly and effectively generate multiple choice questions on key chemistry topics

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5 ways to successfully teach structure and bonding at 14–16


Strengthen students’ grasp of the abstract so they master this tricky topic and effectively tackle exam questions

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  • Illustrate polymer properties with a self-siphoning solution

  • Demonstrate concentration and density with a transition metal colloid cell

  • Highlight transition metal chemistry with an oscillating luminol reaction

  • Reversible reactions with transition metal complexes

  • Demonstrate changes of state using volume differences

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How visuospatial thinking boosts chemistry understanding


Get your students to use their hands to help them get to grips with complex chemistry concepts

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Understanding how students untangle intermolecular forces


Discover how learners use electronegativity to predict the location of dipole−dipole interactions

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3 ways to boost knowledge transfer and retention


Apply these evidence-informed cognitive processes to ensure your learners get ahead

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Why we should ditch working scientifically


Explore a new approach to this this national curriculum strand, grounded in contemporary cognitive science

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Why I use video to teach chemistry concepts


Helen Rogerson shares why and when videos are useful in the chemistry classroom

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Reviewing the ECF

Do new teachers leave the early career framework a five-star review or are they left with a bad taste in their mouths?

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Enzymes make dyeing denim more sustainable

Can researchers find a way to make jeans blue without using toxic chemicals?

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Revealing blueberries’ nanostructure

Find out how microscopic, self-assembling particles give blueberries their characteristic blue hue

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Using polluting red mud for greener metal production

Transforming toxic mud into iron in a breakthrough for steelmaking sustainability

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