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Displacement reactions


Activities, tips and ideas to help students get to grips with the reactivity series

Education in Chemistry

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10 effective questioning techniques


A fresh look at how to manage pupils’ responses to questions

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Curb colleague conflict


What should a head of department do when conflict flares between colleagues?

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Confronting fears in the lab


Practical work can scare pupils. Here’s how to overcome their worries

  • Avogadro in action

  • Cracking!

  • Bright sparks

  • The blueprint reaction

  • The glow stick reaction

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Philosophical discussion promotes confidence in the classroom


How encouraging students to engage in philosophical dialogue can yield surprising results

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Choose chemical representations carefully


How the combination of representations you鸿运福彩app下载安装 use impacts you鸿运福彩app下载安装r students’ learning

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Be forceful with chemical bonding


Help you鸿运福彩app下载安装r students understand chemical bonding with force-based models

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Enhance explanations of intermolecular forces


How small prompts can result in big leaps in student understanding

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Which is best: practical or simulation?


Students interact with practicals and simulations differently, but does one approach come with better learning outcomes?

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My students succeed because I achieved CSciTeach status


How achieving this recognition improves you鸿运福彩app下载安装r pupils’ outcomes and you鸿运福彩app下载安装r practice

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A plea for litres!


Why do we use dm3 instead of litres?

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In pursuit of discomfort


Why it’s a good thing when you鸿运福彩app下载安装r students don’t like you鸿运福彩app下载安装 much

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Technicians talk careers


Technicians telling it how it is: career progression opportunities

  • Displacement reactions

  • Working with ratio

  • The extraction of metals

  • Why you鸿运福彩app下载安装 should teach the history of the periodic table

  • Measuring energy changes

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Education in Chemistry, September 2019, cover

November 2019
Measuring energy changes, lifecycle assessment, teaching the periodic table

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Knowing you鸿运福彩app下载安装r pupils is more important than PISA results

PISA provides an interesting background to teaching, but is it only for policymakers?

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Flexible future for smartphone screens

Stretch it, bend it.. but defintiely don’t break it 

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Getting a strong foundation in chemistry

Do post-16 qualifications adequately prepare students for the challenges of university chemistry?

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A step closer to post-lithium energy storage

Calcium batteries could be viable thanks to a new electrolyte