Education in Chemistry - Classroom articles

A mix of coloured glass marbles

How to teach entropy at post-16


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


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

Pharmaceutical pill production

Teaching organic synthesis at post-16


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

Oxidation states

Demonstrating the chameleon redox reaction with a lollipop


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


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

A hand with some burning paper

The production and combustion of nitrocellulose


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

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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


Five steps to confidence for your post-16 learners

A cartoon of a school breakfast club

Managing behaviour outside the classroom


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

Small people climbing a timeline

Top tips to boost the effectiveness of assessments


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

A cartoon of a school student climbing a giant bar graph

Making sense of graphs


Help your students successfully interpret data

A spoon of salt and spoon of water

Is every substance a molecule?


Use this to help chemistry students accurately apply covalent bonding models 

A colourful joyful figure among drab ones

Teaching with enthusiasm


Is it important?

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

Three high school students in a practical chemistry class

Ensure chemistry students get the most out of practical work


Top tips from research to improve understanding and collaboration in practicals