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Longer classes: what’s the verdict?


Discover why some schools have switched to fewer, longer lessons in a school day – and how it’s going

Education in Chemistry

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5 ways to use structure strips effectively


Bolster your students’ ability to write independently with these effective strategies

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Escape the classroom: and revise chemistry knowledge


Challenge your students to break out of the lab and prepare for exams

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Fuel curiosity in science careers


Help foster the next generation of scientists by linking teaching topics to real-world events and career pathways

Education Prizes 2024

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  • 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

  • Demonstrate changes of state using volume differences

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Boost understanding of Johnstone’s triangle


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

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How visuospatial thinking boosts chemistry understanding


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

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Understanding how students untangle intermolecular forces


Discover how learners use electronegativity to predict the location of dipole−dipole interactions

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Why equity and inclusion are key issues for chemistry teachers


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

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Why we should ditch working scientifically


Explore a different approach to this national curriculum strand, grounded in contemporary cognitive science

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  • How to teach extraction of metals at 14–16

  • How to teach chromatography at post-16

  • How to teach atmospheric chemistry at 14–16

  • How to teach chemistry through electrostatics at post-16

  • How to teach equilibrium constants at 14–16

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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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Reviewing the ECF

Do new teachers leave the early career framework a five-star review or are they left with a bad taste in their mouths?

Blue jeans

Enzymes make dyeing denim more sustainable

Can researchers find a way to make jeans blue without using toxic chemicals?

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March 2024
How to teach metal extraction, polymer properties, bonding and much more

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