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Creating copper

19 December 2016By

Declan Fleming presents a beautiful demonstration with lots of teaching potential

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Chilling effects

13 October 2016By

Declan Fleming delves into spontaneous endothermic reactions

Luminol chemiluminescence metal complex catalysis

Lighting up copper

8 August 2016By

Declan Fleming creates ghostly luminescent solutions

Secondary school students doing practical science

Laboratory skills


Resources to develop students’ practical abilities


Inorganic chemical tests

By Joe Ogborn

Joe Ogborn takes a tour of teaching inorganic chemical tests


Acids and bases

By Morag Easson

Morag Easson explains how to neutralise student difficulties


Practical organic chemistry

By David Everett

David Everett describes some difficulties with the topic and shows how you could help your students


Rates of reactions

By Steve Hacker

Steve Hacker explains how the concept of reaction rates could be introduced

Magician with a banana

Magical demonstrations

22 December 2016By

Neil Monteiro shows how taking lessons from magicians can make your demos come alive

RSC chemistry stink pack

Chemistry stinks

2 December 2016By Jacob Cox, Simon Rees,

Jacob Cox, Simon Rees and Peter Banks describe educational techniques linking the sense of smell with memory


Straight talk

19 September 2016By Jo Moules

Jo Moules cuts through the confusion and gets to the heart of formative assessment

Employability skills transferable learning curriculum

Designing skilful chemists

27 June 2016By

David Smith discusses the importance of employability skills for chemists


Learning gains

4 May 2016

Ross Galloway and Simon Lancaster discuss the challenge of quantifying students’ learning


The language of chemistry

4 May 2016By

Tom Husband gives an insider’s view of teaching chemistry to students for whom English is not their first language

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