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Tools for teaching in 3D

Visualising amino acid, peptide and protein structures

Workers climbing scaffolding in silhouette

Four top tips for scaffolding chemistry concepts

Differentiation strategies for top lessons

A mess of curly black arrows on a white background

End curly arrow anxiety

Tips to prepare students for exams

Tetranitromethane CN4O8 molecule isolated on white


A failed rocket fuel oxidiser with an elusive structure

Tungsten carbide saw cutting metal

Tungsten carbide

The alloy that links armour-piercing bullets and ball point pens

Top view of solar panels in a solar farm

Caesium chloride

A versatile compound used in cancer treatment, solar cells and even making beer

Cartoon- as if the toxic gas cloud were the result of boiling socks

Toxic cloud remains a mystery

We might never know what happened at Birling Gap in August. Ida Emilie Steinmark investigates

Small plasticine astronauts

Sodium poly(acrylate)

Need some fake snow for your Christmas party? Simply look inside an astronaut’s suit

  • Rate experiments

  • Practical distillation

  • Observation skills

  • Practical electrolysis

  • Practical chromatography

White phosphorus oxidising vigorously and in a glass Pasteur pipette, creating a small jet of flame

Flaming phosphorus

How to generate your own white phosphorus for a fiery oxidation demonstration


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January 2018
Purifying water in vulnerable areas and the ammonium dichromate volcano demonstration.

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