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Students’ writing reveals understanding of electron pushing

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Use written assignments to probe student understanding of organic mechanisms

Education in Chemistry

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Try these strategies and tools for socially distanced classroom teaching

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10 science competitions your students can enter in 2020/21

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Motivate your students through competitions and inspire them to love STEM

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How to successfully support disengaged learners

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An effective three-stage strategy to motivate students as they return to the classroom

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  • Avogadro in action

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Students’ writing reveals understanding of electron pushing

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The exams balancing act

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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

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

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Starting university during a pandemic

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

  • 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

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

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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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Diamond helps to discover hexagonal salt

Explore ionic structures in your class with the discovery of a strange form of table salt

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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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