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Bright sparks

The spontaneous combustion of high surface area iron

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Encourage shy pupils to participate

How to include reluctant speakers

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Avoid the pitfalls of language (again)

Defining scientific words and the hazards involved

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Let them get it wrong

How making mistakes improves learning

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Tackling practicals for students with SEND

It’s easy when you’re prepared

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Dioxygen difluoride

An explosion waiting to happen

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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

  • Applying practical knowledge to unfamiliar contexts

  • How to teach the periodic table

  • Atoms, molecules and ions

  • States of matter and particle theory

  • How to make lab work safe

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The blueprint reaction

Get creative with a photochemical demo

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FROM THE ROYAL SOCIETY OF CHEMISTRY