All RSC Education articles in March 2009

  • Chris Towers
    The Mole

    A day in the life of a senior science technician: Chris Towers

    2009-03-01T09:40:00Z

    Chris has spent the past 18 months working as the senior science technician at Gateway College. He talks to Rachel Bolton-King about his typical day

  • Titanium visual element
    Elements

    Titanium

    2009-03-01T00:00:00Z

    Forget iron and aluminium, titanium is the metal of the future

  • Spreading margarine on bread
    Opinion

    The nanochemistry trail

    2009-03-01T00:00:00Z

    Peter Borrows takes us on another excursion into local chemistry

  • Diazepam - chemical structure
    News

    What's in a name?

    2009-03-01T00:00:00Z

    Many chemical compounds have several possible names. Peter Nelson, University of Hull, asks: 'Which ones should teachers use?'

  • Secondary school students doing practical science
    Opinion

    Practically minded

    2009-03-01T00:00:00Z

    Endpoint: Anthony Hardwicke has the last word

  • Toys on a shelf
    News

    Wooden you know?

    2009-03-01T00:00:00Z

    German scientists produce new materials that look and behave like plastics from 'liquid wood'

  • Flags from various countries
    News

    International tests

    2009-03-01T00:00:00Z

    How well do 14-year olds in England do in science and mathematics compared to their peers on the world stage?

  • Fantastic plastic cover
    Review

    Fantastic plastic

    2009-03-01T00:00:00Z

    Trevor Critchley reviews this guide to polymer chemistry

  • image - Features - Habashi - main
    Feature

    Ida Noddack and the missing elements

    2009-03-01T00:00:00Z

    Distinguished women chemists were rare in the early 20th century, but their contributions to chemistry are of great significance. Ida Noddack's scientific career centred around her intensive study of the Periodic Table, and resulted in her discovery, with husband Walter Noddack and physicist Otto Berg, of the metal rhenium, and of nuclear fission in the search for element 93. 

  • AQA GCSE chemistry booklet
    News

    GCSE specifications: how do they compare?

    2009-03-01T00:00:00Z

    The RSC Curriculum and Assessment Group provides summary of the content of current GCSE chemistry specifications

  • image - Features - Cotton - main
    Feature

    If it smells - it's chemistry

    2009-03-01T00:00:00Z

    Smell is the most chemical of all the senses - but what's the theory behind the practice?

  • Figure 1 - Can you see a face in this photo?
    Feature

    Intuitive thinking and learning chemistry

    2009-03-01T00:00:00Z

    Understanding students' intuitions about the world could provide insight into their misconceptions of chemical concepts

  • carbon nanotube
    News

    Chemistry goes tubular

    2009-03-01T00:00:00Z

    Chemists in Germany use carbon nanotubes to activate butane, and thus make useful precursor molecules for pharma industry, without the need for expensive catalysts

  • Chemistry Olympiad on the RSC website
    News

    Chemistry Olympiad classroom resources

    2009-03-01T00:00:00Z

    Questions from annual national competition provide excellent teaching resources for AS- and A-level chemistry

  • Teacher training
    News

    New CPD option for non-specialist chemistry teachers

    2009-03-01T00:00:00Z

    Training and Development Agency for Schools to launch a national Science Additional Specialism Programme (SASP) for teachers of physics and chemistry

  • A farmer spraying his crop to protect it from insects
    Feature

    Crop protection chemicals

    2009-03-01T00:00:00Z

    By 2030, the world's population is expected to rise to over eight billion - the need for safe and environmentally friendly crop protection chemical has never been greater

  • Batteries
    News

    Discharged chemical cocktail

    2009-03-01T00:00:00Z

    Researchers in Portugal use atomic absorption spectroscopy to identify the chemical cocktail of gases released when used alkaline batteries are incinerated

  • image - Exhibition chemistry - main
    Exhibition chemistry

    Carbon monoxide

    2009-03-01T00:00:00Z

    Demonstrations designed to capture the student's imagination

  • Tree growing on landfill
    News

    A green cap for landfills

    2009-03-01T00:00:00Z

    Australian scientists cap landfill sites in arid regions with trees and plants to absorb the greenhouse gases methane and carbon dioxide

  • A mortarboard and diploma atop a pile of books
    News

    Mastering Bologna

    2009-03-01T00:00:00Z

    The Royal Society of Chemistry publishes a report on the readiness of UK chemistry departments to succeed in the European Higher Education Area (EHEA)