Education in Chemistry - Classroom articles

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How to teach materials at 11–14


Use real life examples to help students get to grips with the properties of ceramics, polymers and composites

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How to teach chemical energetics


Exothermic reactions go beyond simply combustion – use these tips to boost student understanding of energy transfer

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How to make effective use of pre-recorded lessons


Try this great approach for introducing new content and letting learners rewatch to their heart’s desire

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How to approach graphs in chemistry


Help your students turn graphs from pictures into mathematical objects

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Improve students’ data handling


Teach pupils how to handle significant figures, decimal places and uncertainty in measurements

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Superheated steam


Ready to start a fire with water? Use this demo to teach students about enthalpy and properties of water

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When life gives you lemons (or oranges)


Teach your students about volatile organic compounds with these juicy demonstrations

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


Teach chemical change and the thermal stability of carbonates with this simple demonstration using sweets

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Raise your students’ aspirations


Try these effective strategies to inspire pupils to pursue STEM subjects and careers

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Using gestures in the classroom


Harness the power of hands to supercharge students’ retrieval and problem solving and assess their understanding

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How to write questions for formative assessment


It’ll boost your students’ motivation and build their independence

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Taking the fear out of time-of-flight calculations

2019-10-08T11:24:00+01:00By Joe Ogborn

Get the teaching of TOF-MS right and student outcomes will really soar

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Students’ writing reveals understanding of electron pushing


Use written assignments to probe student understanding of organic mechanisms

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New scaffolding method improves student argumentation


The key to a good argument is flowing SOLO

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Concept maps and creative exercises: the dream team?


Two tools are better than one

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Learning organic mechanisms – does technology help?


Are chemistry learning applications really worthwhile?

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Making effective use of collaborative learning


Get group tasks right and boost student learning

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Mastering organic chemistry reactions


Try these tools and tips for teaching electron pushing