Triangles

Mapping compound structure and bonding

26 July 2017

How everyday compounds’ properties can be linked to their bonding and structure with a ‘structure triangle’

Students and teacher using computers

Un-muddling models

25 July 2017

How to more effectively use models in the classroom

Glassware in a laboratory

Cutting edge science in a school laboratory

21 July 2017

After ten years, many experiments and cohorts of new students, Catherine Smith shares her experience completing a multistep synthesis with her science club

Chairs in a theatre

Performing chemistry

20 July 2017

The benefits of bonding theatre and science

Triangles

Mapping compound structure and bonding

How everyday compounds’ properties can be linked to their bonding and structure with a ‘structure triangle’

Chairs in a theatre

Performing chemistry

The benefits of bonding theatre and science

Coal

Heroic thermodynamics

Engaging students with qualitative assessment of thermodynamics

A student using smart technology in the classroom

Responsive teaching

Why Socrative is worthy of space on your smartphone and in your classroom

217 Chemistry folklore - Professor reading

Teaching with stories

Combining the curriculum with curious tales

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July 2017: find out how bailing buckets can help students understand equilibrium and discover what makes them aspire to a career in science.

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Colourful lacquered boxes

Urushiol

The irritating compounds responsible for the poison ivy rash

Cartoon - a palm tree and a coconut tree fighting over a banknote

Palming new notes

The ethical headache with making new banknotes 

Death making sweets

Arsenic trioxide

How a ‘daft’ pharmacy mix up led to a series of poisonings in Victorian Britain

Cartoon – burning toast

Is there a dark secret in your crispy potatoes?

Acrylamide may not be quite as bad as it seems