Classroom resources featuring activities from our Organic Chemistry professional development course for teachers
This collection is most valuable to those who have attended this course and wish to put into practice with their students some of the ideas and activities presented as part of that event. Please note that this list is not exhaustive; not all trainer activities have a corresponding classroom resource. In some circumstances there is variation between the training resource and classroom resource.
Ethanol is reacted with phosphorus tribromide in a substitution reaction to give bromoethane.
Assessment for Learning is an effective way of actively involving students in their learning. Each session plan comes with suggestions about how to organise activities and worksheets that may be used with students.
In this experiment you will be testing various alcohols to see whether they can be oxidised by a solution of acidified potassium dichromate.
Investigate the reactions between a range of alcohols and acids on a test-tube scale, by producing small quantities of a variety of esters quickly.
In this experiment you will be using microscale titration apparatus to complete an acid-base neutralisation. The aim is to calculate the exact concentration of sodium hydroxide solution.
Let your students test which solids and solutions/liquids conduct electricity with a microscale conductivity meter
Investigate the electrolysis of sodium sulphate solution using a microscale Hoffman apparatus
Prepare a distinctive-smelling sample of TCP by reacting hydroxybenzene (phenol) with chlorine gas
Carry out a microscale esterification reaction between 2-hydroxybenzoic acid (salicylic acid) and ethanoic anhydride using phosphoric acid as a catalyst to produce aspirin on a microscale
Create fabric dye by synthesising an azo dye and using it to change the colour of a piece of cotton
Let us take a closer look at the suitability of using molecular models to teach the determination of chemical formulae.