An image showing beakers containing the chemoluminescent compound luminol in beakers

The glow stick reaction

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

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They’ll learn more with bar models

Simplify the maths in science with this pictorial approach – and improve understanding

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Bringing cutting-edge chemistry to the classroom

How to use the latest scientific developments to inspire your class

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Help your students master command words

Prepare students for exam questions

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Why chemistry won’t be solved


Kit Chapman explains why chemistry is still a vibrant and relevant subject for study

Cartoon showing workman with saw and hammer offering to take up the hem of a lady's dress. A mannequin is to her right and there are rolls of cloth disguised as tree trunks behind

Chemists branch out into dressmaking

When high fashion starts in the lab

Wearing a mask and snorkel to chop onions


How onions make you cry

Pink light bulb


A molecule with two very different use: it’s in pH indicators and – laxatives

Cartoon about Apple devices exposed to helium.

Apple plus helium equals trouble

Why Apple devices and helium don’t mix

  • How to teach states of matter and particle theory

  • How to make lab work safe

  • Chemical formulas and equations

  • Monitoring reactions

  • Separation techniques

Series of four glass beakers, each containing a different coloured solution

Oscillating magic?

Wow them with a colour change reaction


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