Download and print the puzzles from the print issues of Education in Chemistry. Try them yourself with a relaxing cup of tea, challenge your colleagues to a department quiz, or give them to your students for that cover lesson you still need to fill.

For teachers

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Quick science-themed crossword


Challenge your scientific knowledge with this quick, brain-teasing crossword

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Quick science-themed crossword


A relaxing way to refresh your scientific thinking for the new school year

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Quick science-themed crossword


Soak up the summer sun with a puzzle

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Quick science-themed crossword


The Easter chocolate may be long gone, but you can still relax with a puzzle

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Quick science-themed crossword


Think you know your chemistry? Let’s test that shall we …

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Quick science-themed crossword


Need a challenge? This is just what you want

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Puzzles from this issue


Divert yourself this autumn term with this science-themed quick crossword and anagram word search

For students

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The grand end of term quiz


Looking for something fun to wrap up the term? Challenge your 14–16 students with this chemistry-themed quiz

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Gridlocks: 101 printable chemistry puzzles


Explore these sudoku-style chemistry puzzles with printable worksheets and answers, and discover how they can be used to engage your students with key topics.

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Chemical allsorts puzzles


RSC interest group is publishing downloadable fact sheets and puzzles for students

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Escape the classroom


Be inspired to design an escape room experience for students with these chemistry related puzzles