Practical experiments

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    Forensic students are getting their hands dirty

    7 January 2014

    Practical research projects are vital in the training of the next generation of forensic scientists, explains Matthew Almond

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    The logic of phlogiston

    7 January 2014

    Despite efforts to teach logic and critical thinking in the classroom, students will often give the answer that they think is expected. Perhaps a discredited theory from the 18th century can help students see how different conclusions can be drawn from the same experiment, suggests Mike Tingle

  • Light bulb and flames
    Feature

    The logic of phlogiston

    7 January 2014

    Despite efforts to teach logic and critical thinking in the classroom, students will often give the answer that they think is expected. Perhaps a discredited theory from the 18th century can help students see how different conclusions can be drawn from the same experiment, suggests Mike Tingle

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    News

    Virtually as good?

    2 September 2013

    Virtual lab may prevent cost-cutting errors

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    Jump-starting lectures

    1 September 2012

    There is an emerging trend towards using pre-lecture activities to support tertiary level learning: the options investigated

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    The Mole

    The chemistry of colloids

    1 July 2012

    Avogadro’s lab: Paul Hogg whips up some edible colloids

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    Microscale chemistry revisited

    1 May 2012

    Microscale techniques are unlikely to replace our traditional approach to chemistry education, but they do provide an extra dimension to our teaching strategies

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    Two-step bromine attack

    1 November 2010

    An experiment for the classroom to show that bromine adds to an alkene by two-step electrophilic addition

  • The acid–base tornado
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    Chemical tornadoes

    1 November 2009

    Demonstrating acid-base reactions, fluorescence and chemiluminescence

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    Exhibition chemistry

    The real reactivity of aluminium

    1 May 2008

    Could a broken thermometer bring down an aircraft?