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Uncover your students' preconceptions

Understanding their existing ideas helps avoid misconceptions

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We're all going on a summer holiday

No more working for six weeks or so, no more worries for me or you

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Avoid the pitfalls of language

Help students learn the difference between everyday and chemistry vocabulary

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Closing the word gap

How focusing on literacy improves chemistry understanding

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Put it in context

Real-world lessons and learning

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Biting back

Snakebites are inevitable, the resulting deaths and disabilities need not be

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Hydrochloric acid

The science behind one of the most commonly used laboratory acids

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Ethanoic acid

Hayley Bennett reveals the science behind everyone’s favourite household acid

  • Atoms, molecules and ions

  • States of matter and particle theory

  • How to make lab work safe

  • Chemical formulas and equations

  • Monitoring reactions

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The glow stick reaction

Light up the classroom with this simple, safe and value-for-money demonstration of chemiluminescence

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FROM THE ROYAL SOCIETY OF CHEMISTRY