Discover this invaluable collection with everything you need to prepare for your next 14–16 lesson

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Use the Chemical misconceptions collection to boost your classroom practice

In his book, Chemical misconceptions, University of Cambridge emeritus science professor Keith Taber explores and tackles learning theory and misconceptions in chemistry at 14–16. We have carefully curated an online collection of this 35-chapter, two-volume title to provide you with easy access to these invaluable classroom-ready resources.

The resources in this collection contain strategies to steer students clear of misconceptions, insightful teaching tips, innovative pedagogical approaches and carefully crafted student activities. You can use both volumes to integrate practical learning while also considering the associated theoretical concepts.

Keith has worked with the Royal Society of Chemistry to support chemistry learning for over 20 years. He’s created diagnostic instruments and teacher support materials in response to students’ misconceptions in chemistry, and Chemical misconceptions is an important part of this work.

What’s available?

The resources are available as 35 separate chapters, and each one provides a comprehensive topic overview and a supporting classroom experiment to make sure your students fully grasp the given topic. Earlier chapters explore ideas for teaching 14–16 students and provide evidence on how they learn, giving you vital tools to overcome barriers to learning and teach key chemistry concepts. Later chapters cover topics such as precipitation, ionic bonding and the melting point of carbon, to name a few.

These resources offer ways to develop teaching methods by highlighting how students learn. Each of the 35 chapters have been carefully reproduced as downloadable pdfs, linked at the bottom of each resource. The pdfs contain all of the information from the original print version, a handy link back to its original RSC page and downloadable activities to use in class.

When you’ve found a chapter you love, you can download and print it, if needed; and each download has plenty of supporting diagrams for you to use in class. Students can use these worksheets, mind maps and quizzes in class, so you won’t have to create resources from scratch.

If you find this collection valuable, we have thousands of other resources that are just as valuable. Why not browse the Nuffield Collection? It’s an assortment of over 200 step-by-step practical experiments students and teachers find useful and engaging.

There’s more to come

We’re not stopping here. We plan to update more of our collections in the future, so check back regularly to see what’s new!