November 2012

Vol 49, No 6. Selected articles and reviews available online to all. Full issue available online to subscribers. 

November 2012

News

News

Editorial

07 November 2012

There has been a lot to celebrate in the world of chemistry education over the last few weeks. And plenty more to celebrate soon



Generic school stock photography, in an exam hall please

Teachers asked to respond on Key Stage 4 consultation

24 September 2012

The Department for Education (DfE) has published a consultation document that sets out the Government's plans for GCSE reform in England



RSC Logo

New scholarships to attract top chemistry graduates into teaching

28 September 2012

Prestigious 20,000 scholarships to be led by the Royal Society of Chemistry



Bill Bryson

Bill Bryson Prize 2012 and 2013

05 November 2012

Award-winning young science communicators gathered last month to meet author Bill Bryson and collect their awards for the 2012 RSC Bill Bryson Prize



Nobel prize

Nobel prize in chemistry 2012

14 November 2012

The 2012 Nobel prize in chemistry has been awarded to US-based scientists Robert Lefkowitz and Brian Kobilka for studies of G-protein-coupled receptors



Scientists using a microscope

RCUK brings cutting edge science into classrooms

15 October 2012

RCUK brings cutting edge science into classrooms



The RSC stand at the ASE conference 2012

ASE Annual Conference 2013

01 October 2012

Registration has opened for the Association for Science Education's (ASE) Annual Conference. The event runs from 2 - 5 January 2013 at the University of Reading



Peter Wothers

Chemistry to feature in 2012 Christmas Lectures

12 November 2012

The Royal Institution's (RI) 2012 Christmas Lectures will be presented by chemist Peter Wothers



Testing Bloodhound's rockets

Rocket test success for Bloodhound supersonic car

22 October 2012

The rocket system that will be used in 2014 to the Bloodhound supersonic car has been successfully tested



VEPT

Interactive periodic table updated

05 October 2012

The RSC has released a new version of their Visual Elements Periodic Table, providing an interactive display of facts, atomic data and other interesting resources



Screen shot - on the day in chemistry

On this day

14 November 2012

The RSC has launched an interactive calendar to showcase an important event in chemical history for every day of the year



Undergraduate skills

Making students more employable

01 November 2012

The RSC's Undergraduate Skills Record is now available online



Fuming liquid nitrogen cocktail

Soundbite - Liquid nitrogen cocktails

Laura Howes takes a look at some cocktails that have been making the news



Maths E.G.

Web watch - Maths E.G.

Web watch November 2012 - Maths E.G.


Maths for chemists

Numbers

Using the equation of a straight line

Maths for chemists - tips for teaching maths skills to our future chemists. In this issue: using the equation of a straight line


The Elements

Visual element symbol for lithium

Lithium

John Emsley investigates the element that is the lightest of metals and celebrated in song


Feedback

Caption bubbles

Feedback - November 2012

iPad apps, blind students and chemistry tutors


Exhibition Chemistry

A fire piston igniting

Fire pistons - Exhibition Chemistry

Declan Fleming shows us a spectacular demonstration to generate fire from air


Features

The constellation Cruz

Concluding a cosmic chemical census

Scientists are preparing to say goodbye to Herschel, the largest ever space telescope



The International Chemistry Olympiad

The International Chemistry Olympiad

This summer Washington DC eagerly awaited the world's finest sixth form chemists to compete in the 44th International Chemistry Olympiad



Fingerprinting

Another brick in the whorl

Cross-examining the scientists on the inside of advanced fingerprinting research


Distillates

Distillates

Distillates - Chemical Education

David Read looks at some recent chemical education research



Distillates

Distillates - Chemical Science

November 2012 - A look at recent chemical science research from Chemistry World


Reviews

Book cover - AQA Essentials

Reviews

Books and resources for school, university and general interest


Endpoint

John Carroll

Mind the gap

Minimising the gap between school and university education will not occur overnight and a structured, collegiate approach has to be undertaken


The Mole

The Mole

The Mole - November 2012

In this month's student magazine: sniffing out the chemistry behind the puzzle of smells, how to enter for the Bill Bryson Prize in 2013 and much more