Remote teaching support

Ideas and resources for teachers working from home

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    Learning at home for 11–14


    A selection of curriculum-relevant resources and activities to use remotely with your 11–14 classes

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    Learning at home for 14–16


    Keep your 14–16 classes learning remotely with these curriculum-relevant resources and activities

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    Learning at home for 16–18


    Use these curriculum-relevant resources and activities remotely with your 16–18 classes


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How to teach practical chemistry remotely


Ideas for keeping up students’ practical skills while schools are closed

On-screen experiments

Aspirin screen experiment

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.

Titration screen experiment

Titration screen experiment

Give students the opportunity to conduct their own titration experiment on a computer or tablet. This resource also includes a redox titration experiment.

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