Vol 46, No 4. Selected articles and reviews available online to all. Full issue available online to subscribers.
Qualifications and Curriculum Authority (QCA) launches consultation into the GCSE science criteria which could lead to a radical overhaul of specifications
Update on changes made to the Royal Society of Chemistry's (RSC) education department
This year's winner of the Nyholm Prize for Education is Professor Tina Overton of the University of Hull
The Royal Society of Chemistry's Biological and Medicinal Chemistry Sector Education Support Group offers schools support to buy enhanced science equipment and run chemistry clubs
This autumn sees the launch of 45 Doctoral Training Centres (DTCs) in science and engineering in 20 universities across the UK
Royal Society of Chemistry and the Royal Society of Edinburgh launch project to support science teachers in implementing Scotland's new Curriculum for Excellence. Educ. Chem., 2009...
A group of teachers from the UK visit three different organisations based in Barcelona to get first-hand experience of industrial processes
The Royal Society of Chemistry's (RSC) Chemistry Week 2009 will run from 7-15 November with food as its theme
Items: Various short items
New websites: 'Cutting vehicle pollution' - school science resource and 'Beschoice' virtual learning environment extends to GCSE Science
Peter Borrows takes us on another excursion into local chemistry. In this issue: colloid chemistry at the coffee shop
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: dirty money
Tony Tooth, teacher at The King's School in Ely, looks at some websites that may be of interest to chemistry teachers. In this issue: BMW and Wikipedia
Education in Chemistry Letters, July 2009
Demonstrations to capture the student's imagination, by Adrian Guy of Blundell's School. In this issue: Soap from bacon - the dangers of alkaline solutions
Can this most vicious of elements, Fluorine, be tamed?
Chemists are working to develop new, longer-lasting catalysts to ensure industrial processes are cleaner, greener and more efficient
Scientists are using this non-invasive technique to cast light on the workings of living cells to learn more about the molecular mechanisms involved in cancer, allergies and immune...
Examples of natural products produced by organisms and plants to overcome competing species and predators provide chemical evidence for Darwin's legacy of natural selection
What's the best way to introduce to your students this most misunderstood of thermodynamic properties?
Chemists use gold nanoparticles to help medics detect a marker molecule for prostate cancer
Portuguese researchers use waste products from the paper industry to produce greener cement
Promising new research into the properties of molecules close to absolute zero could offer up new insights into the nature of matter
Chemists in Singapore and Sweden synthesise unique silica material with sponge like properties which could have applications in separation science, catalysis and drug delivery
Robert Jastrow and Michael Rampino
Derek Denby, Chris Otter and Kay Stephenson
Michael S. Russell
Donald A. McQuarrie