Energy and change
This course focuses on developing an understanding of energy in terms of reacting systems – and the idea that energy is transferred from or to the system and the surroundings – using models and extensive practical work.
Book on one of our 'Developing expertise in teaching energy and change' courses.
This course focuses on understanding what happens during a chemical reaction on a macroscopic and microscopic level, to help participants overcome the problems students face in understanding equilibria.
Our online Equilibria chemistry course is currently in development.
This course helps develop participants’ understanding of the underlying principles governing organic reaction mechanisms, focusing on the underlying chemical factors involved in organic reactions as studied at post-16 level.
Our online version of the Organic chemistry course is currently in development.
This course helps teachers develop a deep understanding of the core ideas in quantitative chemistry, and address student misconceptions.
This course focuses on developing an understanding of redox in terms of electron transfer, using both practical and non-practical approaches to addressing this area of chemistry.
Structure and bonding
The pre-16 Structure and bonding course critically assesses models used to teach chemical bonding, to help participants address student misconceptions. Our post-16 course explores and assesses the strengths and limitations of the common 'octet rule' model of the atom, before going on to explore the more sophisticated post-16 'orbital model' of the atom.
Our Online Structure and bonding course is currently in development.
Developing and using models
The focus throughout this course is developing an understanding of how chemists use models to try and explain their observations as they formulate their ideas and theories.
Acids and bases
The focus of this course is the interpretation of reactions of acids in terms of what is happening to H+ ions and the balance between H+ and OH- ions in aqueous solutions. This is used to develop an understanding of neutralisation and an explanation of the differences between strong and weak acids.
Our online Acids and bases course is currently in development.
The focus of this course is the underlying properties of elements and compounds that enable us to separate them from a mixture and identify them. The pre-16 course places different separation techniques within this context. The post- 16 course aims to familiarise participants with the resources on the Learn Chemistry website, and focuses on different approaches to presenting material on spectroscopic methods.
Using molecular models, this course develops participants’ understanding of simple carbon chemistry at pre-16 level, and makes links between the underlying chemistry and teaching and learning activities.
Our online Carbon chemistry is currently in development and covers both pre and post-16 levels of teaching.
The focus of this course is how a range of different teaching activities can be used to develop students' understanding of how and why the use of materials has developed throughout history, including the manipulation of desirable properties to suit particular uses.
Our online Materials chemistry course will launch April 2016.
Rates of reaction
This course focuses on developing an understanding of kinetic theory and rates through experimental work, with practical investigations forming the essential core of the face-to-face workshop.
Our online Rates of reaction course is currently in development.