Education in Chemistry - Classroom articles


Teaching energy and change post-16


Try these ideas to help students better understand this scientific concept

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Teaching curly arrows at post-16


Tips and resources to help you teach chemical processes and organic reaction mechanisms

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Teaching redox chemistry post-16


Try these ideas to help make redox less confusing for students

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The production and combustion of nitrocellulose


Get your students engaged in a flash with this impressive demo

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Demonstrating the heating curve of tert-butanol


Use this to effectively show your students two changes of state in one experiment

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The reaction between sodium and chlorine


Use this to demonstrate this classic and spectacular chemistry experiment

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Establish good learning behaviours in the science lab


Discover how to move from reactive to proactive behaviour management

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How knowing your pupils will improve outcomes


Try these ideas to build relationships and manage behaviour effectively

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Play card games to teach electronic configuration and ionic compound formation


How a game-based approach can improve your students’ understanding and recognition – and reduce assessment anxiety

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Demystifying scientific symbolic language


Teach your students how to understand and use chemical symbols in their learning

Creating ideas from reading

Boost scientific inquiry skills with strategies for reading and reflection


Tips to help students effectively design experiments and form researchable questions

People consider the stereoisomers of serine

Improve students’ understanding of stereoisomers with these evidence-based ideas


Discover three effective methods to help your students understand molecular rotations

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Ensure chemistry students get the most out of practical work


Top tips from research to improve understanding and collaboration in practicals

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Improve students’ scientific literacy through inquiry


Tips to develop students’ experimental design skills without the need for practical chemistry

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Support students to make sense of models


How your subject knowledge and teaching knowledge combine to transform students’ understanding

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Tweak your questions to improve students’ problem-solving skills


How changing the format of practice questions can improve learners’ skills