Structure strips

Improve learners’ understanding of chemistry with these scaffolded writing activities

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5 ways to use structure strips to scaffold learning


Boost your students’ ability to digest topics and write independently with these margin-sized prompts

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Understanding comes with writing


How writing builds learning

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Speaking up


How to develop your students’ science vocabulary

Find structure strips for core practicals

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Practical videos | 14–16 years

Videos of core practical experiments for flipped learning, remote teaching or revision

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Practical videos | 16–18 years

Videos of key practical techniques and apparatus for revision, flipped learning or remote teaching

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