Summer teacher support sessions: June timetable

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Tuesday 1 June – Thursday 29 June, online

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Join us for any of our online sessions planned for June. Your education coordinators will be delivering lots of different live sessions to support you with new ideas and resources for teaching post-lockdown. Each session will last from 45 to 60 minutes.

Find out what sessions are coming up using the timetable below.

Tuesday 1 June


Moles and molar calculations for non-chemistry specialists

(Suitable for non-chemistry specialists, early career or NQT chemistry specialists)

Join us for a live and interactive session on moles, molar ratio and molar calculations. We will cover approaches and scaffolds to enable pupils to access the chemistry behind these fundamental concepts.

Thursday 3 June


Escape the Classroom

(Suitable for anyone teaching or supporting secondary science)

This session will explain how you can run an escape room activity with your class either in the classroom or virtually. We will give you ideas on how to set up your classroom and examples of activities to use.

Tuesday 8 June


Olfactory chemistry

(Suitable for anyone teaching or supporting secondary science)

This session will examine the cross-over between biology and chemistry. We will be sharing ideas and resources for teaching about important olfaction and volatile molecules in the chemistry curriculum to students in the age range 14-18. We will highlight some resources from the Royal Society of Chemistry and other sources that teachers can use immediately in the classroom whether that be for bubbles of students, socially distanced classrooms or remote teaching. There will be time to explore some interactive resources which are suitable for use in these situations.

Thursday 10 June

4 pm

Cations and anions 

(Suitable for anyone teaching or supporting pre-16 secondary science)

This session will consider language, contextualisation, prior learning and skills to improve understanding of and progression when studying cations and anions. We will also explore resources to support teaching of this topic.

Tuesday 15 June


Researching Covid-19

(Suitable for anyone teaching or supporting secondary science)

During this session, we will introduce current research into Covid-19 taking place at universities. We will explore how this could be brought into secondary teaching and the associated articles and resources that you can use to support this.

Thursday 17 June



The chemistry of taste 

(Suitable for anyone teaching or supporting secondary science)

During this sessions we will discuss the science behind the chemistry of taste. We will explore how various enzymes work in the body, the application for organosulfur thiourea phenylthiocarbamide, and the chemistry behind miracle berries. This will allow you to dispel misconceptions around taste effectively.

Tuesday 22 June


Identifying and bridging subject knowledge gaps: resource preview and feedback session

(Suitable for anyone teaching or supporting secondary science)

Join us for a live and interactive, session where you will have the opportunity to feedback on some brand new resources! These resources have been created to support the bridging of subject knowledge gaps exacerbated by lockdown. We will explain why we have created these resources before breaking out into facilitated discussions to explore them in more detail. We will then reconvene to collate your ideas that we will take forward to improve and enhance our resources.

Thursday 24 June


Burning questions: teaching fuels for pre-16

(Suitable for anyone teaching or supporting pre-16 secondary science)

During this session we will share a selection of resources including class experiments and demonstrations that can be used for teaching fuels in the classroom or remotely. There will be time to explore the selected resources followed by discussion on how best to use these to improve learning outcomes.

Tuesday 29 June


Introduction to the periodic table: chemical journeys 

(Suitable for anyone teaching or supporting secondary science)

Journeys to the Chemical Elements aims to connect people to the elements of the Periodic Table through storytelling and art. This session will explore how the stories have already been used to engage and deepen students’ understanding of the periodic table and how they can be used to promote scientific literacy and improve cross-curricular links to english and art.

Keep a look out for more information on the different sessions on the events page.

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