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The science of smartwatches


How wearable tech uses chemistry to help monitor your health – with spectroscopy, battery technology and smart materials

Education in Chemistry

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4 ways to boost students’ understanding of organic chemistry


Alcohols, carboxylic acids and esters don’t have to be difficult – try these practical tips in your classroom

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One simple way to provide quick and effective online feedback


Use objective-based marking to save time and engage students with online feedback

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Classroom questions: cold calling, the back row and key concepts

Experts answer questions about key concepts, socially distanced teaching and assessing understanding from trainee, newly qualified and early career teachers

  • The screaming jelly baby

  • The reaction of magnesium with steam

  • Superheated steam

  • When life gives you lemons (or oranges)

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

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4 tips for using testing to assist learning


Why giving students short quizzes after an exam improves their chemistry learning performance

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This is why you should teach metacognition explicitly


Research-based tips to ensure that metacognitive strategies become a life-long part of your students’ study skills

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6 tips for teaching reaction rates using graphs


What to look out for when teaching graphs in reaction kinetics

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When All This Is Over®


Looking back on 2020 what should we keep? asks EiC’s managing editor Paul MacLellan, tongue firmly in cheek

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Teaching creative chemistry

By Simon Rees

It’s not just the arts that are creative, chemistry is too. And it’s an essential element in its teaching

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Judge us on our classroom teaching


Don’t prejudge this year’s NQTs just because their teacher training experience was different to yours, pleads Abigail Marsh

  • How to teach earth science at 11–14

  • Working with 2D and 3D models in chemistry

  • How to teach materials at 11–14

  • How to approach graphs in chemistry

  • How to teach chemical energetics

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How ancient Maya peoples made potable water

Use this starter slide to begin your lessons on drinking water and water treatment with some historical context

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Nanoparticle starves cancer cells of copper

Start your lesson with this starter slide on one medicinal application of nanotechnology

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Generating high value chemicals

Plastic waste could be upcycled into a chemical that is more valuable than the original plastic

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Seeding the ocean against climate change

Volcanic ash could be a key ingredient to sequester carbon dioxide

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January 2021
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