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Iron: fuel of the future?


Investigating whether iron powder could fill the energy gaps left by batteries and renewable energy

Education in Chemistry

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Sustainable use of terrestrial ecosystems


From synthesising ammonia to keeping your school laboratory green, here’s how to link UN sustainable development goal 15 to your teaching

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Give context to your teaching of biofuels


Use these tips and activities to link UN sustainable development goal 8 to lessons on fermentation and bioethanol

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3 key skills your post-16 chemists need for university


How to help your students make the transition to higher education more smoothly

  • Dynamite soap: The combustion of stoichiometric hydrogen–oxygen mixtures

  • Demonstrating the diffusion of ammonia and hydrogen chloride

  • The gallium beating heart

  • Pyrophoric silanes

  • The screaming jelly baby

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Understanding why chemistry is important boosts results


Use simple interventions to help students work out the real-life reasons why it is important to study chemistry

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What affects students’ self-assessment skills?


A study investigating students’ self-assessed understanding has implications for your practice

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5 tips for teaching VSEPR theory

By , Nicola Kiernan

Use the latest research to help your students form correct mental images when predicting molecular geometries

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Chipping in with transition

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What classroom teachers can do to support new secondary students

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Why I love the Curriculum for Wales 2022


Learn why one teacher is fully embracing the journey to realise the new curriculum in Wales

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Pam rydw i’n caru’r Cwricwlwm i Gymru 2022


Dysgwch pam mae un athrawes yn croesawu’r daith i wireddu’r cwricwlwm newydd yng Nghymru

  • Teaching rates of reaction post-16: part 2

  • Teaching observation skills at 11–14

  • Teaching rates of reaction post-16

  • How to teach controlled variable investigations at 11–14

  • Teaching acids and bases post-16

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This smartwatch will self-destruct

Delve into the dissolving device making recycling easier

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Graphene veil prevents fading

Atomically-thin graphene lattices are being used as a barrier against ageing

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Leaded petrol still poisoning London’s air

20 years after it was banned, leaded petrol remains a significant contributor to air pollution in the UK’s capital

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How microbes convert waste plastic bottles into vanillin

Show students how chemistry is upcycling plastic monomers into higher value alternative products

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