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Why you should use virtual labs

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Digital technologies, online animations and virtual experiments have an important role to play in practical learning, argue teachers Euan Douglas and Ramrajiv Rajendram

Education in Chemistry

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Tie sustainable industry into your chemistry topics

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Complement your teaching of reaction kinetics, catalysts and equilibrium with UN sustainable development goal 9

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Effective reading strategies for the chemistry classroom

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Try these simple, teacher-tested approaches to build your students’ literacy skills

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Slot sustainable energy into your teaching

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Useful tips and activities to link UN sustainable development goal 7 to your lessons on energy, hydrogen, sustainability and esterification

  • Demonstrating the diffusion of ammonia and hydrogen chloride

  • The gallium beating heart

  • Pyrophoric silanes

  • The screaming jelly baby

  • The reaction of magnesium with steam

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What affects students’ self-assessment skills?

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

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5 tips for teaching VSEPR theory

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

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What is difficult about concentration?

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Fresh insight offers tips for teaching the mathematics of moles, volume and molarity

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Why you should use virtual labs

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Digital technologies, online animations and virtual experiments have an important role to play in practical learning, argue teachers Euan Douglas and Ramrajiv Rajendram

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What does the future of education look like?

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Searching for a silver lining in the clouds on the education horizon

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‘Science education has failed’

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Covid has shown people aren’t prepared for societal challenges of the future: it’s time to put science and environment literacy at the heart of science education

  • Teaching rates of reaction post-16

  • How to teach controlled variable investigations at 11–14

  • Teaching acids and bases post-16

  • How to teach the carbon cycle at 11–14

  • Teaching structure and bonding post-16

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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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A 3D-printed material replacing elephant ivory

Show your students a new context when studying composite materials and thermosetting polymers

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The whitest white paint ever is also the coolest

How paint made with barium sulfate could reduce the need for air conditioning

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Ceramic nanoparticles help mould glass into any shape

Get students to compare the properties of glass and plastic polymers

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