All Practical skills and safety articles – Page 9

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    Ideas

    Help students connect observations to theory

    2018-10-05T13:44:00Z

    Talking activities that give a deeper understanding of practical work

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    Experiment

    Brady’s test for aldehydes and ketones

    Identify aldehydes and ketones using Brady’s reagent (2,4-dinitrophenylhydrazine) in this microscale experiment. Includes kit list and safety instructions.

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    Experiment

    The chemical properties of phenol

    Observe and interpret some of the chemical reactions of hydroxybenzene (phenol), by adding five different substances to a Petri dish, and noting down findings. Includes kit list and safety instructions.

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    Experiment

    Oxygen and methylene blue

    Reacting hydrogen peroxide, and potassium manganate together will produce detectable oxygen so by using methylene blue solution, and a gas generating apparatus students can test for the presence of oxygen in this practical. Includes kit list and safety instruction.

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    Resource

    Transition elements and complex compounds microscale experiment | 16–18 years

    Try this microscale practical investigating the transition elements, complex formation and change in oxidation state. Includes kit list and safety instructions

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    Resource

    Aspirin screen experiment

    Get students aged 16–18 running their own organic synthesis on a computer or tablet before taking part in the real thing. This resource also features an in-depth practical guide and a set of worksheets covering the theory.

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    Titrations quizzes

    In association with

    Find out more about our quizzes and watch the associated videos. These quizzes are available free to Teach Chemistry schools. Email education@rsc.org to request accounts, then visit our online assessment site to log in. Each student needs only one account to access both our Bridging the Knowledge Gap quizzes and ...

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    Qualitative analysis quizzes

    In association with

    Find out more about our quizzes and watch the associated videos. The quizzes consist of 10 questions in each section and focus on providing formative feedback to students. The range of question types includes text response, numerical response, drag and drop and multiple choice. These quizzes are available free to ...

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    Organic liquid quizzes

    In association with

    Find out more about our quizzes to support key practical skills for organic chemistry, and watch the associated videos. The quizzes consist of 10 questions in each section and focus on providing formative feedback to students. The range of question types includes text response, numerical response, drag and drop and ...

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    Interactive lab primer

    Cover core safety information, skills and apparatus with this visual aid to common laboratory techniques

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    Redox titration using wine

    Consider these questions and watch the video for ideas on how to use a redox titration to develop your students’ understanding of half-equations. Improving their theoretical and practical knowledge of a redox titration.

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    Northern Ireland GCSE practical guide

    2018-08-21T13:08:00Z

    Introduce more variety into your classroom with our series of alternative experiments that match with the CCEA’s prescribed practical requirements.

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    CPD

    Making measurements

    2018-08-20T11:47:00Z

    Help your students use appropriate apparatus to make and record a range of measurements

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    Smart materials: lesson tips

    Try these activities to help design your lessons on smart materials. Explore the topic using this simple demonstration of polymers and salt. 

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    Teach functional groups

    To illustrate the differences in reactivity of isomeric alcohols, try using the iodoform demonstration in the video. Follow the discussion scenario in sequence for tips to help your students understand a difficult concept in carbon chemistry. 

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    Ideas

    Help students understand accuracy and error

    2018-06-14T06:30:00Z

    Embed use of the right key terms in practical work from an early age

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    CPD

    Hazards, safety and apparatus

    2018-06-11T10:32:00Z

    Top tips for 11–14 chemistry classes

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    News

    More students report doing regular practical work

    2018-05-17T09:12:00Z

    Contrasting some earlier fears, schools have not deprioritized practical since A-level reform

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    The life of water

    2018-04-26T08:55:00Z

    Get hands on with H2O, changing states of matter and the water cycle. These experiments and investigations involve water in the context of space

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    Measure enthalpy changes

    Probe your students’ understanding of this fundamental concept and reflect on your demonstrations with our practical tips