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Electrolysis gets a boost from metal scraps

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Waste metals transformed into catalysts for clean fuel production

Education in Chemistry

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High school students with pens and paper looking at balls of play dough laid out in the shape of an atom

Model atomic structure with playdough

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Engage your learners with these fun, tactile ideas and models

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A sweet solution to extended questions

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Use the jam sandwich code to show learners how to structure their answers

An illustration of a pencil taking notes growing into a tree with graphene in its shadow

5 ways to use structure strips to scaffold learning

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

  • Non-burning paper: investigate the fire triangle and conditions for combustion

  • Illustrate polymer properties with a self-siphoning solution

  • Demonstrate concentration and density with a transition metal colloid cell

  • Highlight transition metal chemistry with an oscillating luminol reaction

  • Reversible reactions with transition metal complexes

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How best to engage students in group work

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Use evidence-based research to help students get the most out of group work

High school students using tablet computers

Reduce cognitive load with an augmented reality learning environment

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Discover how to use augmented reality to help students visualise organic mechanisms

An illustration of two hands miming the structure of Ammonia

How visuospatial thinking boosts chemistry understanding

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Encourage your students to use their hands to help them get to grips with complex chemistry concepts

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Successfully navigating team changes

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Staff change is unavoidable, but there are ways to smooth the transition – including cake

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STEM is an attractive career prospect for young women and girls

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The key is to use clever ways to get them engaged early

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Why equity and inclusion are key issues for chemistry teachers

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Louise Archer from the ASPIRES project explains the reasons you should prioritise science capital in your classroom

  • Everything you need to introduce alkenes

  • How to teach polymers at post-16

  • How to teach extraction of metals at 14–16

  • How to teach chromatography at post-16

  • How to teach atmospheric chemistry at 14–16

A person in overalls and protective gloves holding a mass of curled metal strips next to a large pile of the same metal strips

Electrolysis gets a boost from metal scraps

Waste metals transformed into catalysts for clean fuel production

Stacked spheres showing the molecular structure of a diamond

New method grows larger diamonds

Use this real-world context when teaching about giant covalent structures

Firefighters in protective silver suits spray a thick white foam from a large hose

PFAS levels in surface and groundwater exposed

Are forever chemicals lurking in your water?

A man uses an electric drill and composite materials to make a decking area in a garden

Composite decking can capture carbon dioxide

Could our choice of patio decking help reduce the global warming effects of building materials?

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