Education in Chemistry - Classroom articles

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Teaching curly arrows at post-16

2022-06-01T09:30:00+01:00

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

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Teaching redox chemistry post-16

2022-03-28T07:00:00+01:00

Try these ideas to help make redox less confusing for students

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How to teach structure determination post-16

2022-01-17T11:00:00+00:00

Students find this process puzzling. Help them solve it with these ideas and tips

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Demonstrating the heating curve of tert-butanol

2022-06-13T08:45:00+01:00

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

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The reaction between sodium and chlorine

2022-04-18T08:30:00+01:00

Use this to demonstrate this classic and spectacular chemistry experiment

A titration experiment with a meter in front of a projected v-shaped graph

Shocking revelations 2: neutralisation reactions

2022-02-14T07:30:00+00:00

Use this experiment to demonstrate the different behaviours of weak and strong acids

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Play card games to teach electronic configuration and ionic compound formation

2022-06-22T07:27:00+01:00By

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

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Demystifying scientific symbolic language

2022-05-23T08:45:00+01:00By

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

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Calculating moles and using Avogadro’s number

2022-05-03T09:55:00+01:00By

Use this explainer to help your students grasp the relationship between moles, mass and molecular mass

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Risk assessing your chemistry practicals

2022-04-11T06:33:00+01:00By

Keep on top of risk assessments to ensure your practical lessons are safe

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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

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Improve students’ scientific literacy through inquiry

2022-05-19T09:00:00+01:00

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

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Support students to make sense of models

2022-04-19T08:30:00+01:00

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

2022-03-24T08:30:00+00:00

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

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Boost confidence in STEM

2022-03-01T08:30:00+00:00

Discover how writing tasks can stimulate learning and boost confidence

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Mechanistic reasoning in the chemistry classroom

2022-02-03T07:30:00+00:00

Do teachers need to rethink their explanations depending on their teaching context?