Education in Chemistry - Classroom articles

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Teaching rates of reaction post-16

2021-06-23T10:59:00+01:00

Ideas and activities to help students explore reaction dynamics and mechanisms

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How to teach controlled variable investigations at 11–14

2021-06-08T10:48:00+01:00

Get your younger students confident with different types of variables and conducting well-controlled investigations

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Teaching acids and bases post-16

2021-04-21T10:15:00+01:00

Try these tips, ideas and activities to help you teach this topic

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Demonstrating the diffusion of ammonia and hydrogen chloride

2021-06-21T10:08:00+01:00

Revisiting and refining a classic diffusion demo with Declan Fleming

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The gallium beating heart

2021-04-28T09:24:00+01:00

Explore redox chemistry with this safer alternative to the mercury beating heart demo

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Pyrophoric silanes

2021-03-09T05:30:00+00:00

Use the impressive reaction of pyrophoric silanes in air to explore a range of chemistry topics with your students

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Why you need A-level chemistry to study geology

2021-03-25T09:49:00+00:00By ,

Knowledge of chemistry topics such as isotopes, analytical techniques and earth science is essential for studying geology

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Make learning chemistry child’s play

2021-03-15T05:48:00+00:00By

Does play have a role in science learning for older children? This is how to bring more creativity to older students’ learning and why it’s important

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A new approach to marking

2021-01-13T14:06:00+00:00By ,

Reduce your marking time and increase student’s engagement with your feedback

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The real prize of entering STEM competitions

2020-12-10T10:23:00+00:00By

Both you and your students can gain a lot from participating in science competitions besides winning

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Working with 2D and 3D models in chemistry

2020-10-13T11:06:00+01:00By Joe Ogborn

Support students to get a better grasp of geometric shapes and improve their learning

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How to approach graphs in chemistry

2020-09-10T09:23:00+01:00By

Help your students turn graphs from pictures into mathematical objects

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5 tips for teaching VSEPR theory

2021-06-10T09:43:00+01:00

Use the latest research to help your students form correct mental images when predicting molecular geometries

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What is difficult about concentration?

2021-05-13T09:01:00+01:00

Fresh insight offers tips for teaching the mathematics of moles, volume and molarity

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Using student-generated animations to assess conceptions

2021-04-15T10:24:00+01:00

Harness the power of PowerPoint when teaching molecular motion to identify misconceptions and help students better understand the sub-microscopic world

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Researchers find metacognition aids sub-microscopic understanding

2021-03-18T14:16:00+00:00

Get research-based tips for improving your students’ sub-microscopic understanding of particle models

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5 tips for approaching formative assessment

2021-02-18T09:43:00+00:00

Use these research-informed teaching tips to better uncover your classes’ core chemical thinking

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4 tips for using testing to assist learning

2021-01-14T13:47:00+00:00

Why giving students short quizzes after an exam improves their chemistry learning performance