Published from 2012–2015, The Mole was the Royal Society of Chemistry’s magazine for students, and anyone inspired to dig deeper into chemistry. Prior to 2012, Education in Chemistry published a supplement for students called InfoChem.
Chemistry is NOT like... people!
While analogies are useful for explaining chemical processes, they should be used carefully, says Tom Husband
Measuring the speed of light with chocolate
Discover how you can measure the speed of light by melting chocolate in your kitchen in this article from the ‘Avogadro’s lab’ series.
Waste not, want not
Elinor Hughes investigates some of the latest developments in recycling food waste
Charles West: Research geochemist
Ida Emilie Steinmark talks to a chemist who gave up a career as a footballer
Funded by you
Declan Fleming investigates how crowdfunding helped a chemist to uncover the secrets behind some familiar reactions
Why not try…
Or instead, why not take a look at some of the more recent articles published in Education in Chemistry.
Demonstrate intermolecular forces with colourful separations
Layer intermolecular interactions into your practical lessons with these chromatic experiments
Using seawater to reduce our carbon footprint
Ocean carbon capture system offers a new way to tackle rising atmospheric carbon dioxide levels
5 ways to teach elements, compounds and mixtures at 11–14
Use these teacher-tested ideas to ensure your students don’t get mixed up about chemical substances
Show students how to grasp the scientific process
Three teacher-tested approaches to building this skill successfully
How to choose the best multimedia resources for your teaching
Tops tips to help you select videos that reduce cognitive load and boost learning