Education in Chemistry - Classroom articles

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Teaching rates of reaction post-16


Ideas and activities to help students explore reaction dynamics and mechanisms

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How to teach controlled variable investigations at 11–14


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


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

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Demonstrating the diffusion of ammonia and hydrogen chloride


Revisiting and refining a classic diffusion demo with Declan Fleming

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The gallium beating heart


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

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Pyrophoric silanes


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


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


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


Help your students turn graphs from pictures into mathematical objects

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5 tips for teaching VSEPR theory


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?


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

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Using student-generated animations to assess conceptions


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


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

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5 tips for approaching formative assessment


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


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