Vol 46, No 2. Selected articles and reviews available online to all. Full issue available online to subscribers.
How well do 14-year olds in England do in science and mathematics compared to their peers on the world stage?
University of Birmingham to host HEFCE's initiative to increase and widen participation in science, technology, engineering and mathematics in higher education
Training and Development Agency for Schools to launch a national Science Additional Specialism Programme (SASP) for teachers of physics and chemistry
Questions from annual national competition provide excellent teaching resources for AS- and A-level chemistry
The science community, under the SCORE banner, launches framework for practical science in secondary schools
Awarding body OCR launches certificate in practical chemistry for level 3 academic and vocational qualifications
Many chemical compounds have several possible names. Peter Nelson, University of Hull, asks: 'Which ones should teachers use?'
The RSC Curriculum and Assessment Group provides summary of the content of current GCSE chemistry specifications
The Royal Society of Chemistry publishes a report on the readiness of UK chemistry departments to succeed in the European Higher Education Area (EHEA)
Items: Various short items
New websites: 'How science works' resources, Materials for Key Stages 3 and 4 from the Science Museum, and flash bang demos
Peter Borrows takes us on another excursion into local chemistry. In this issue: the nanochemistry trail
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: GCSE and A-level teaching resources
Education in Chemistry Letters, March 2009
Demonstrations to capture the student's imagination, by Adrian Guy of Blundell's School. In this issue: carbon monoxide
Forget iron and aluminium, titanium is the metal of the future
Smell is the most chemical of all the senses - but what's the theory behind the practice?
Distinguished women chemist of the early 20th century identifies element 75, one of the gaps in Mendeleev's Table, and is the first to appreciate nuclear fission
By 2030, the world's population is expected to rise to over eight billion - the need for safe and environmentally friendly crop protection chemical has never been greater
Understanding students' intuitions about the world could provide insight into their misconceptions of chemical concepts
Researchers in Portugal use atomic absorption spectroscopy to identify the chemical cocktail of gases released when used alkaline batteries are incinerated
German scientists produce new materials that look and behave like plastics from 'liquid wood'
Australian scientists cap landfill sites in arid regions with trees and plants to absorb the greenhouse gases methane and carbon dioxide
Chemists in Germany use carbon nanotubes to activate butane, and thus make useful precursor molecules for pharma industry, without the need for expensive catalysts
James Keeler and Peter Wothers