Ideas for your classroom and teaching from our July 2018 issue
If you’re short on time and want to use articles from the July 2018 issue of Education in Chemistry, try these suggestions:
- Engage parents in learning formulas: parents test children on modern language vocabulary, so why not chemistry vocabulary?
- Embed accuracy and error early: review your schemes of work to ensure the correct use of terms is practised in practical work
- Talk about diverse role models: sharing stories of LGBT scientists really makes a difference to students’ lives
- Have evaporation questions ready: check students are focusing on the purposes of different evaporation techniques
- Add some lesson magic: switch the popular elephant’s toothpaste demo for the genie in the bottle
- Include safety in lesson starters: embed regular tests on hazards and apparatus as they link to most other 11–14 topics
- Avoid mistakes with graphs: questions involving tables avoid student mistakes not related to concept misunderstanding
- Justify teaching approaches: explicitly thinking through your choices helps your pedagogical content knowledge
- Add new context to old topics: use this issue’s cutting-edge science stories that come with teacher tips and resources.