Holiday sun cream cartoon

A real fake tan: melanin minus mutation

21 August 2017

A new drug might make sunburn a thing of the past

Students celebrating exam results

Chemistry A-level results are out

18 August 2017

The first cohort of the new A-levels in England received results along with an endorsement for practical work

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Research-linked classroom experiments

14 August 2017

A new resource site from the University of Birmingham

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How to organise a successful TeachMeet

11 August 2017

Kristy Turner gives her advice for successful subject-specific CPD sessions for teachers, by teachers

Triangles

Mapping compound structure and bonding

How everyday compounds’ properties can be linked to their bonding and structure with a ‘structure triangle’

Chairs in a theatre

Performing chemistry

The benefits of bonding theatre and science

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Heroic thermodynamics

Engaging students with qualitative assessment of thermodynamics

A student using smart technology in the classroom

Responsive teaching

Why Socrative is worthy of space on your smartphone and in your classroom

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Teaching with stories

Combining the curriculum with curious tales

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July 2017: find out how bailing buckets can help students understand equilibrium and discover what makes them aspire to a career in science.

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Marking exam papers

Exam expert

4 August 2017By Caroline Evans

Why becoming an examiner helped my students and colleagues

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The meaning behind mechanisms

9 August 2017By

What do students really understand from representations?

Holiday sun cream cartoon

A real fake tan: melanin minus mutation

A new drug might make sunburn a thing of the past

Crown

Aqua regia

Capable of dissolving gold and platinum, the most aristocratic of acids

Colourful lacquered boxes

Urushiol

The irritating compounds responsible for the poison ivy rash

Cartoon - a palm tree and a coconut tree fighting over a banknote

Palming new notes

The ethical headache with making new banknotes