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New power, old batteries

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Closing the loop in lithium-ion battery recycling from electric cars

Education in Chemistry

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Strategies for six-mark questions


Get your students practising answering these within the time limit

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Escape the classroom – again


Six more puzzles to challenge and enthuse your students

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Improve executive function skills for all


Develop students’ organisational skills to help them get everyday tasks done efficiently

  • Cracking!

  • Bright sparks

  • The blueprint reaction

  • The glow stick reaction

  • Oscillating magic?

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Be forceful with chemical bonding


Help your students understand chemical bonding with force-based models

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Enhance explanations of intermolecular forces


How small prompts can result in big leaps in student understanding

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Which is best: practical or simulation?


Students interact with practicals and simulations differently, but does one approach come with better learning outcomes?

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Animations boost learning


And reduce cognitive load

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Metacognitive motivation


How it can positively influence students’ beliefs in their own abilities

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Make time for science’s horrible history


Delve into science’s horrible history with your students

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Adventures in curriculum reform


Has Successful futures got a successful future with teachers in Wales?

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Perfect harmony


Technicians telling it how it is: relationship building

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Why you need to teach literacy to teach dist-ill-a-tion


Students need to learn the language of science to make progress in chemistry

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Can health and safety training ever be sexy?

By James Gaynor, David Donaghy

Maybe not, but it’s vital

  • Why you should teach the history of the periodic table

  • Measuring energy changes

  • Applying practical knowledge to unfamiliar contexts

  • The periodic table

  • Atoms, molecules and ions


Latest issue

Education in Chemistry, September 2019, cover

November 2019
Measuring energy changes, lifecycle assessment, teaching the periodic table

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Making ethanol from lignin

A new method can produce ethanol from rewnable lignin and carbon dioxide

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Bettering partnerships between schools and universities

How HE and secondary can work together to help students succeed

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How silkworms can help astronauts

Silk fibres stay tough and ductile even at low temperatures, making them potentially perfect for space 

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Smartphones modified to detect norovirus

Handheld detection system is sensitive enough to catch just a few particles of norovirus