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Is chemistry solved?

Is chemistry solved?

eic.rsc.org     6+ hour, 26+ min ago

There are no more major discoveries in chemistry to be made, writes Bernie Bulkin Something unanticipated in the progress of science has happened: for a major scientific disciplin...

Sunday dinner     a health risk

Sunday dinner a health risk

eic.rsc.org     3+ day ago

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Lets talk about mental health

Let's talk about mental health

eic.rsc.org     4+ day ago

Stories in the national media about student suicides, cuts to mental health services and increasing rates of anxiety are commonplace. Our calendars are scattered with relevant date...

Understanding comes with writing

Understanding comes with writing

eic.rsc.org     5+ day ago

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The glow stick reaction

eic.rsc.org     6+ day ago

Declan Fleming By Declan Fleming16 April 2019 The chemiluminescence of luminol is a fascinating way to demonstrate that energy changes in reactions don't always involve the release or absorption of h...

Reduce cognitive load to build knowledge

eic.rsc.org     1+ week ago

Every Wednesday from now until September, we'll publish a new article and resource supporting the evidence-based principles in the EEF Improving secondary science guidance. Cognitive load is a measur...

Genes that make lemons sour revealed

Genes that make lemons sour revealed

eic.rsc.org     1+ week ago

Scientists have found out why some citrus fruits are sour and others are sweet. It's all down to genes that encode parts of plant cells called `proton-pumping proteins'. In plant ...

Show students how to direct their own learning

Show students how to direct their own learning

eic.rsc.org     1+ week ago

Teaching pupils to plan, monitor and evaluate their own learning can improve outcomes Every Wednesday from now until September, we'll publish a new article and resource supporting...

Why chemistry wont be solved

Why chemistry won't be solved

eic.rsc.org     2+ week ago

Kit Chapman explains why chemistry is still a vibrant and relevant subject for study It's easy to think chemistry has lacked a breakthrough since the 1950s that hasn't been claime...

Theyll learn more with bar models

They'll learn more with bar models

eic.rsc.org     3+ week ago

Galileo claimed that you can't understand how the world works until you understand the maths. Mathematics, and algebra in particular, has become our key to understanding science. I...

Chemical analysis reveals origin of Pompeian mosaic tiles

Chemical analysis reveals origin of Pompeian mosaic tiles

eic.rsc.org     3+ week ago

Scientists have used portable spectrometers to analyse mosaic tiles from the ancient Roman city of Pompeii. Different coloured tiles were found to have different origins - for exam...

Why you need A-level chemistry to study medicine

eic.rsc.org     3+ week ago

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How preterm birth can affect learning

How preterm birth can affect learning

eic.rsc.org     3+ week ago

Research into preterm children's long-term development and learning could inform strategies for teachers to support their progress Children born before 34 weeks gestation are more...

Promote understanding with practical work

eic.rsc.org     3+ week ago

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March 2019: Use ideas from this issue

March 2019: Use ideas from this issue

eic.rsc.org     1+ mon ago

If you're short on time and want to use articles from the March 2019 issue of Education in Chemistry, try these suggestions: July 2018: Use ideas from this issue ...

Bringing cutting-edge chemistry to the classroom

Bringing cutting-edge chemistry to the classroom

eic.rsc.org     1+ mon ago

At a recent university reunion dinner, a research fellow asked me what I had been doing since graduating. On learning I was a teacher, he asked an insightful question: how do I kee...

Boy talk

Boy talk

eic.rsc.org     1+ mon ago

Is sounds like the UK educational system is much more balanced than the medical system. When the "group of humans whose individuals visit obstetricians" and "the group whose indivi...

Why practical work builds reasoning

Why practical work builds reasoning

eic.rsc.org     1+ mon ago

By asking the right questions, and modelling how to interrogate scientific claims, you will ensure that your students develop the tools to generate defensible scientific claims in ...

What technicians are doing for you

What technicians are doing for you

eic.rsc.org     1+ mon ago

What did your department's technician ever do for you and your students? Plenty - and they're taking on more and more It's a perfect storm. Technicians are needed in the science c...

Boost results with edtech

Boost results with edtech

eic.rsc.org     1+ mon ago

Intelligent learning platforms such as Seneca and Tassomai provide schools, teachers and students with the tools they need to boost student confidence and improve results Male stu...

Its time to talk careers

It's time to talk careers

eic.rsc.org     1+ mon ago

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7 activities to boost your effectiveness

7 activities to boost your effectiveness

eic.rsc.org     1+ mon ago

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Oscillating magic?

Oscillating magic?

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Why reflection is better than grades

eic.rsc.org     2+ mon ago

Every Wednesday from now until September, we'll publish a new article and resource supporting the evidence-based principles in the EEF Improving secondary science guidance. Simply giving a student th...

Fuelling the future

Fuelling the future

eic.rsc.org     2+ mon ago

Source: Shutterstock If you take a materials science class at Swansea University you might find yourself staring at the wall. Not because you re bore...

How will we save our endangered elements?

How will we save our endangered elements?

eic.rsc.org     2+ mon ago

Chemists have highlighted a number of elements we risk running out of. There is a serious threat we may lose some of them over the next 100 years. Some elements have limited availa...

8 surprising things I learned in TV show

8 surprising things I learned in TV show

eic.rsc.org     2+ mon ago

Kristy Turner (second row, second from left) in the 1920/30s classroom from BBC TV's Back in time for school Last summer I filmed the BBC2 show Back in time for school, an immersi...

Retrieving knowledge already learned

eic.rsc.org     2+ mon ago

Every Wednesday from now until September, we'll publish a new article and resource supporting the evidence-based principles in the EEF Improving secondary science guidance. Information stored in long...

The teacher gap, Allen and Sims

The teacher gap, Allen and Sims

eic.rsc.org     2+ mon ago

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Critical thinking in the lab (and beyond)

Critical thinking in the lab (and beyond)

eic.rsc.org     2+ mon ago

Although many of us associate chemistry education with the laboratory, there remains a lack of evidence that correlates student learning with practical work. It is vital we continu...

Chemical formulas and equations

Chemical formulas and equations

eic.rsc.org     3+ mon ago

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Record-breaking silicon?silicon bond

Record-breaking silicon?silicon bond

eic.rsc.org     3+ mon ago

Researchers have broken the record for the longest silicon-silcon covalent double bond The structure of the compound featuring the longest silicon-silicon bond made yet Almost fo...

Revealing early-career earnings

Revealing early-career earnings

eic.rsc.org     3+ mon ago

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Explaining electrolytes explicitly

Explaining electrolytes explicitly

eic.rsc.org     3+ mon ago

Periodic table on the background wall, teacher wearing glasses demonstrating pointing to electrochemistry with two seated boys wearing safety glasses No discussion on the concept ...

Reasons to craft your own molecular models

Reasons to craft your own molecular models

eic.rsc.org     3+ mon ago

Home-made models are not just cheaper, they can be more effective for learning Much of what we know about chemistry cannot be seen. Instead, scientists have developed models to de...

Students dont appreciate what chemistry can do

Students don't appreciate what chemistry can do

eic.rsc.org     3+ mon ago

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Nobel prize awarded for evolving green chemistry catalysts

Nobel prize awarded for evolving green chemistry catalysts

eic.rsc.org     3+ mon ago

Nobel prize awarded for evolving green chemistry catalysts This year half of the Nobel prize in chemistry was won by a woman for the fifth time ever: Frances Arnold. She won it fo...

January 2019: Use ideas from this issue

January 2019: Use ideas from this issue

eic.rsc.org     3+ mon ago

If you're short on time and want to use articles from the January 2019 issue of Education in Chemistry, try these suggestions: July 2018: Use ideas from this issue ...

The rainbow flame demonstration

The rainbow flame demonstration

eic.rsc.org     3+ mon ago

In Ohio in 2006, 15-year-old Calais Weber suffered severe burns to 48% of her body after her teacher poured methanol onto a `rainbow flame' demonstration. Tragically she wasn't the...

The most important village in chemistry

The most important village in chemistry

eic.rsc.org     3+ mon ago

From people and places to mythology, the etymology of elemental names is fascinating and can provide an opportunity to weave some storytelling into chemistry lessons. Often we conc...

Declining university chemistry applications

Declining university chemistry applications

eic.rsc.org     3+ mon ago

In 2017, applications to study chemistry at university declined for the second year running, despite an increasing number of students taking A-level chemistry. It's too early to kn...

Lighting up oxygen

Lighting up oxygen

eic.rsc.org     3+ mon ago

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Creating an effective web of professional development

Creating an effective web of professional development

eic.rsc.org     3+ mon ago

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The nature hackers

The nature hackers

eic.rsc.org     3+ mon ago

Concept illustration of hands using pliers to manipulate ribbons (to represent enzymes) with a handsaw and scissors also on the workbench Enzymes are a bit of a biochemical miracl...

Get down and DIRTy with your marking

Get down and DIRTy with your marking

eic.rsc.org     3+ mon ago

Marking can be time-consuming, ineffective and it generates plenty of debate. What can't be argued about is that it can definitely increase teacher workload. To try to decrease thi...


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