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Does this resonate with you?

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How to present confusing resonance representations to students

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Probing difficulties with quantum atomic models

4 April 2019By

What you can do to make grasping atomic representations easier

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Solving problems using experts’ decisions

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New research demonstrates how decision trees help students apply their knowledge

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Critical thinking in the lab (and beyond)

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Improving existing practicals

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Explaining electrolytes explicitly

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And why it’s necessary

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The effect of mentoring on teacher retention

14 January 2019By

Could mentoring be a good way to retain more chemistry teachers?

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The glow stick reaction

16 April 2019By

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

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Oscillating magic?

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Wow them with a colour change reaction

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Lighting up oxygen

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Excite your students with chemiluminescence

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An icebreaker for thermodynamics

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Your students can learn a lot of chemistry from watching water freeze

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How to teach states of matter and particle theory


Progressing from macroscopic to the microscopic world of the particle

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How to make lab work safe


Encourage students to assess risk effectively

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Chemical formulas and equations


What is the point of chemical equations?

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Monitoring reactions


Encourage students to observe and measure reactions

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Separation techniques


Distilling the essentials of separation

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Reflect on your use of models

22 May 2019By Holly Walsh

Use scientific models effectively

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Challenging misconceptions

15 May 2019By

How to ensure concepts are fully understood

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Improving feedback

8 May 2019By

How students benefit from feedback

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Quick wins to promote comprehension

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Reading for purpose

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Advances in water treatment

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Treating waste water

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