Education in Chemistry - Classroom articles

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How to teach entropy at post-16

2022-12-06T07:00:00+00:00

Use these ideas and activities to help your chemistry students master this challenging topic

Different representations of the bonds in methane

How to teach covalent bonding

2022-10-18T08:30:00+01:00

Everything you need to teach 14–16 chemistry students this topic

Pharmaceutical pill production

Teaching organic synthesis at post-16

2022-10-03T06:00:00+01:00

Use these ideas and tips to help students master this tricky topic

Oxidation states

Demonstrating the chameleon redox reaction with a lollipop

2022-12-05T09:42:00+00:00

Give your students a sweet treat with this colourful manganate(VII) reaction demo

Fire exploding from a can

Demonstrating the importance of surface area to rates of reaction

2022-10-31T08:30:00+00:00

Use a combustible powder demo to engage students and teach them about safety in the lab

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The production and combustion of nitrocellulose

2022-08-08T08:45:00+01:00

Get your students engaged in a flash with this impressive demo

Tiny students climbing ladders among lab equipment as directed by a teacher to claim chemistry prizes

Set your students up for success

2022-12-01T09:03:00+00:00By ,

Use these simple steps to better understand and meet individual students’ needs 

A diagram showing the energy changes in a Born Haber cycle

Mastering the Born–Haber cycle

2022-11-07T07:32:00+00:00By

Five steps to confidence for your post-16 learners

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Managing behaviour outside the classroom

2022-11-03T10:25:00+00:00By

Use these simple tips outside class to engage students and ensure your lessons run smoothly in class

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Top tips to boost the effectiveness of assessments

2022-10-27T08:30:00+01:00By

Revisit and revise them regularly to make sure they’re telling what you need to know when you need to know it

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Making sense of graphs

2022-11-24T06:30:00+00:00

Help your students successfully interpret data

A spoon of salt and spoon of water

Is every substance a molecule?

2022-10-04T07:10:00+01:00

Use this to help chemistry students accurately apply covalent bonding models 

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Teaching with enthusiasm

2022-09-08T07:00:00+01:00

Is it important?

Creating ideas from reading

Boost scientific inquiry skills with strategies for reading and reflection

2022-08-09T08:00:00+01:00

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

2022-07-07T07:30:00+01:00

Discover three effective methods to help your students understand molecular rotations

Three high school students in a practical chemistry class

Ensure chemistry students get the most out of practical work

2022-06-14T08:45:00+01:00

Top tips from research to improve understanding and collaboration in practicals