Education in Chemistry - Classroom articles

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Encourage shy pupils to participate

2019-09-10T10:01:00+01:00

How to include reluctant speakers

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Avoid the pitfalls of language (again)

2019-09-04T10:05:00+01:00

Defining scientific words and the hazards involved

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Let them get it wrong

2019-09-03T10:27:00+01:00

How making mistakes improves learning

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Tackling practicals for students with SEND

2019-08-21T10:26:00+01:00

It’s easy when you’re prepared

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Teaching organic mechanisms

2019-08-12T09:35:00+01:00

How to help students get to grips with organic reaction mechanisms

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Working with units and prefixes

2019-08-06T12:02:00+01:00

How to help students use units and prefixes correctly and easily convert between them

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Applying practical knowledge to unfamiliar contexts

2019-09-16T09:00:00+01:00

Prepare students to use their learning in different situations

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The periodic table

2019-09-02T10:14:00+01:00

Introduce students to its structure and order

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Atoms, molecules and ions

2019-06-20T11:33:00+01:00

Top tips for teaching 11–14

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Bright sparks

2019-09-12T08:47:00+01:00

The spontaneous combustion of high surface area iron

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The blueprint reaction

2019-06-27T11:24:00+01:00

Get creative with a photochemical demo

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The glow stick reaction

2019-04-16T11:05:00+01:00

Light up the classroom with this simple, safe and value-for-money demonstration of chemiluminescence

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Oscillating magic?

2019-02-25T11:39:00+00:00

Wow them with a colour change reaction

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Taking the fear out of time-of-flight calculations

2019-10-08T11:24:00+01:00By Joe Ogborn

Get the teaching of TOF-MS right and student outcomes will really soar

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Why you need A-level chemistry to study pharmacy

2019-10-03T13:44:00+01:00By

Why chemistry is essential to understand and manufacture safe, effective medicines

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How to tackle context in exams

2019-09-30T14:00:00+01:00By

Teach students how to apply their knowledge, not parrot back information

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Why you need A-level chemistry to study dentistry

2019-08-14T13:45:00+01:00By

Understanding enamel, fillings and anaesthetics requires chemistry knowledge

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Which is best: practical or simulation?

2019-09-25T13:44:00+01:00

Students interact with practicals and simulations differently, but does one approach come with better learning outcomes?

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Animations boost learning

2019-08-20T12:09:00+01:00

And reduce cognitive load

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Metacognitive motivation

2019-08-08T09:26:00+01:00

How it can positively influence students’ beliefs in their own abilities

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Tackling spectroscopy

2019-06-06T12:17:00+01:00

Get your students reading spectra like pros

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Does this resonate with you?

2019-05-16T11:56:00+01:00

How to present confusing resonance representations to students

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Probing difficulties with quantum atomic models

2019-04-04T09:47:00+01:00

What you can do to make grasping atomic representations easier

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FROM THE ROYAL SOCIETY OF CHEMISTRY