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How to find good teaching resources


Get the high-quality teaching resources you need, both online and off

Education in Chemistry

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How to find good teaching resources


Get the high-quality teaching resources you need, both online and off

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Help students find reliable internet resources for organic chemistry

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Teach your pupils to make the right research choices in a never-ending ocean of options

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5 tips to make the most of mock results


How to ensure students do better in the real thing

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  • Avogadro in action

  • Cracking!

  • Bright sparks

  • The blueprint reaction

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Students’ struggle with multiple representations


How important is it for students to be able to move between chemical representations to grasp fundamental chemical concepts and phenomena?

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Philosophical discussion promotes confidence in the classroom


How encouraging students to engage in philosophical dialogue can yield surprising results

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Choose chemical representations carefully


How the combination of representations you use impacts your students’ learning

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Be forceful with chemical bonding


Help your students understand chemical bonding with force-based models

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Enhance explanations of intermolecular forces


How small prompts can result in big leaps in student understanding

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My students succeed because I achieved CSciTeach status


How achieving this recognition improves your pupils’ outcomes and your practice

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A plea for litres!


Why do we use dm³ instead of litres?

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How to sell your subject to your students


Why teachers should think of themselves as salespeople

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In pursuit of discomfort


Why it’s a good thing when your students don’t like you much

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Technicians talk careers


Technicians telling it how it is: career progression opportunities

  • Working with standard form

  • Displacement reactions

  • Working with ratio

  • The extraction of metals

  • Why you should teach the history of the periodic table

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Education in Chemistry, September 2019, cover

November 2019
Measuring energy changes, lifecycle assessment, teaching the periodic table

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How much water makes ice?

Show your students how scientists have created the tiniest ice crystal ever made

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Why declining science scores are no reason to panic

PISA provides an interesting background to teaching, but is it only for policymakers?

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Flexible future for smartphone screens

Stretch it, bend it.. but defintiely don’t break it 

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Getting a strong foundation in chemistry

Do post-16 qualifications adequately prepare students for the challenges of university chemistry?