Vol 46, No 1. Selected articles and reviews available online to all. Full issue available online to subscribers.
The Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC) launches campaign to tackle a 'decline in school science examination standards'.
The discovery of the green fluorescent protein, which is providing researchers with new insight into various diseases, wins 2008 Nobel chemistry prize.
Research finds that undergraduate learning experience in UK chemistry departments is consistently of high quality.
The Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC) has teamed up with Pfizer to disseminate Bristol ChemLabS' interactive, online AS Chemistry Labskills module to UK secondary schools.
The Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC) reports on the role the chemical sciences have in sustainable food production.
In September 2008 three teachers left the classroom to take up one-year secondments at English universities.
The Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC) publishes The chemistry of climate change, an online resource for secondary school students.
University College London (UCL) has been awarded its second Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC) National Chemical Landmark in honour of Sir Christopher Ingold.
The first UK Young Scientists and Engineers Fair - The big bang - will be held from 4-6 March in London.
Items: Various short items
News on websites of interest to chemistry teachers and their students. In this issue: relaunch of Spectraschool and promoting STEM careers
Simon Cotton, teacher at Uppingham School, takes a look at those compounds that find themselves in the news or relate to our everyday lives. In this issue: titanium dioxide
Tony Tooth, chemistry teacher at The King's School in Ely, looks at some websites that may be of interest to chemistry teachers. In this issue: Chemsheets and chemistry diagrams
Education in Chemistry Letters, January 2009
Demonstrations to capture the student's imagination, by Adrian Guy of Blundell's School. In this issue: chromium(III) oxide-catalysed oxidation of ammonia
A knock-out element, xenon changed chemical theory of the noble gases
The powdered bark of the South American cinchona tree is the source of quinine - the mainstay treatment for malaria for centuries
What real chemists do can be the basis of motivating investigations and learning in school chemistry
The dye diffusion thermal transfer method is used for printing digital photos on plastics, and for direct printing on PVC cards
Medicinal and analytical chemists take their cue from micro-organisms' ability to bind to iron in the design of new drugs and sensors
Researchers from Colorado State University investigate how students' chemical ideas are affected when the science is presented in unfamiliar contexts
Researchers based in Turkey show that effective group work in the classroom improves students' understanding of science
Researchers in Australia identify aspects of the learning experience that help to maintain students' interest in science as they progress into secondary school
David Acaster and Lawrie Ryan