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Teaching with stories

Combining the curriculum with curious tales

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Teaching difficult content

Catrin Green has some ideas for teaching a knowledge-heavy curriculum

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How to make science relevant to students

Catrin Green shares some ideas for making lessons more meaningful for secondary students

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Kristy Turner finds out what students really think when they hear the word 'chemistry'

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Three improvements any lecturer can make

Michael Seery's suggestions for busy lecturers

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In the March 2017 issue find out why unsaturated fuels burn with sooty flames and make chromatography practical work more engaging.

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It’s not somebody else’s problem

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Gender inequality has to be tackled by all teachers, no matter their subject

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Badge of honour

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    Polyethylene terephthalate

    Fernando Gomollón-Bel discovers the story of one of the most ubiquitous artificial compounds


    The sunshine vitamin

    Nina Notman looks at recent advice to start popping vitamin D supplements during the shorter days