All Feature articles – Page 19

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    The logic of phlogiston

    2014-01-07T00:00:00Z

    Despite efforts to teach logic and critical thinking in the classroom, students will often give the answer that they think is expected. Perhaps a discredited theory from the 18th century can help students see how different conclusions can be drawn from the same experiment, suggests Mike Tingle

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    Forensic students are getting their hands dirty

    2014-01-07T00:00:00Z

    Practical research projects are vital in the training of the next generation of forensic scientists, explains Matthew Almond

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    Terpenes: not just for Christmas

    2014-01-07T00:00:00Z

    The chemicals that give Christmas trees their pine fresh smell could be at the centre of a chemical revolution, as Josh Howgego explains

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    The ascent of molecules

    2014-01-07T00:00:00Z

    Life's molecular origins might not be preserved in the fossil record but, as Laura Howes finds out, chemists are working to fill in the gaps

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    One in the eye for river blindness

    2013-11-07T00:00:00Z

    It’s one of the greatest success stories in human health – a drug created from a product found in nature and given away freely to those who most need it, saving millions from debilitating blindness. Ian Farrell investigates the marvel of ivermectin

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    The trouble with the aufbau principle

    2013-11-07T00:00:00Z

    Generations of teachers are misleading their charges by teaching a sloppy version of the aufbau principle, claims Eric Scerri

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    Talking technology

    2013-11-06T00:00:00Z

    Award-winning chemistry lecturer Michael Seery shares his experiences combining technology and the classroom

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    Access all areas

    2013-11-06T00:00:00Z

    How do aspiring chemists with disabilities fare at university, and where can they get support? Helen Carmichael talks to staff and students at one university to find out

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    The science of sorting

    2013-09-02T00:00:00Z

    Many of the UK's local authorities collect recyclable waste mixed together in the same bin. Mike Tingle discovers how differences in chemical and physical properties are used to separate a wide variety of materials

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    Flipping lectures and inverting classrooms

    2013-09-02T00:00:00Z

    Simon Lancaster and David Read examine the current phenomenon that empowers students to take control of their own learning

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    Deadly mushroom chemistry

    2013-09-02T00:00:00Z

    Can you tell the difference between a tasty paddy straw mushroom and a toxic death cap? Emma Shiells talks to the experts about the potentially deadly chemistry hidden in those gills

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    Radical changes in our atmosphere

    2013-09-02T00:00:00Z

    Dudley Shallcross and Tim Harrison explain how a breakthrough has allowed us to study Criegee biradicals, and what this could mean for atmospheric science

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    How much horse meat?

    2013-07-01T00:00:00Z

    It's a simple enough question, but the media, the public and even government officials are having trouble understanding just how much horse meat is in some processed food. Ian Farrell makes sense of the confusion

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    Set a fungus to catch a fungus

    2013-07-01T00:00:00Z

    Ian Le Guillou finds out how the success of the synthetic organic fungicide azoxystrobin showcases the importance of organic chemistry to global food production

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    Thinking out of the box - skills for work

    2013-07-01T00:00:00Z

    Elizabeth Page explains how a problem-based learning approach to chemistry module design helps students develop the skills they need for employment

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    Textile conservation

    2013-05-01T00:00:00Z

    Anita Quye explains how to look after fragile fabrics for future generations

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    The ethics of green chemistry teaching

    2013-05-01T00:00:00Z

    Chemical industry legislation may be the ideal basis for the development of green educational programmes

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    Behind the scenes at the Victorian pharmacy

    2013-05-01T00:00:00Z

    Jane Essex and a team of students use simple analytical tests to identify the contents of hundreds of bottles in an old chemist's shop

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    Spectroscopy in your classroom - portable analysis

    2013-05-01T00:00:00Z

    Tracy McGhie explains how your students can solve a murder mystery using state-of-the-art equipment

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    There's teaching, and there's teaching

    2013-03-01T00:00:00Z

    Starting university marks a new chapter in a student's life, with a brand new set of opportunities and challenges. But the different teaching style in higher education can prove to be an unexpected shock to the system. Catherine Smith explores what educators on either side can do to ease the transition