An image showing a male student and a teacher discussing different ways of representing water in solution, to challenge misconceptions about the particle model

Build understanding through debate

How to identify and challenge misconceptions

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Closing the word gap

How focusing on literacy improves chemistry understanding

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Put it in context

Real-world lessons and learning

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Gif me your best teaching ideas

Making videos of microscale experiments is easy and draws students’ attention to key concepts

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Debate in the chemistry class

Cross-disciplinary discussion supports critical thinking and reasoning skills

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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

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Ethanoic acid

Hayley Bennett reveals the science behind everyone’s favourite household acid

  • States of matter and particle theory

  • How to make lab work safe

  • Chemical formulas and equations

  • Monitoring reactions

  • Separation techniques

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Oscillating magic?

Wow them with a colour change reaction

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FROM THE ROYAL SOCIETY OF CHEMISTRY