A book on a beach

Books for the summer

Looking for something to read over the holidays? Try these.

A pink moped and person carry a trans pride flag on a San Francisco street

Be a supportive and inclusive teacher

Simple steps to make all students feel welcome

Four arrows embedded in an archery target

Help students understand accuracy and error

Embed use of the right key terms in practical work from an early age

Speech bubble made up of icons of scientific things like test tubes and calculators

Six tips for teaching chemical formulas

Formulas are chemistry’s vocabulary so let’s learn from modern foreign language teaching techniques

A dozen male cyclists in a tight grouping pictured from the front

Acetylcysteine

A compound with a range of medical uses that found itself embroiled in a cycling controversy

Cartoon – a pupil has left behind a pile of empty energy drink cans and a person-shaped hole in the wall

Do teenagers drink too many energy drinks?

Effects of high caffeine doses under scrutiny

Two people in Hazmat suits around a bench covered in plastic

A state secret leak is helping to solve the Skripal poisoning

The role of scientist whistle-blowers from Russia

Tetranitromethane CN4O8 molecule isolated on white

Tetranitromethane

A failed rocket fuel oxidiser with an elusive structure

  • Hazards, safety and apparatus

  • Evaporation, filtration and crystallisation

  • Mixtures and solutions

  • Rate experiments

  • Practical distillation

A conical flash with white gas escaping from it (the catalytic decomposition of hydrogen peroxide)

The genie in the bottle

Demonstrating the catalytic decomposition of hydrogen peroxide

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July 2018
Ideas for teaching hazards, safety and apparatus. Help your students learn equations.

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FROM THE ROYAL SOCIETY OF CHEMISTRY