25% of public put off chemistry by school

2 June 2015  News

A new survey on public attitudes to chemistry shows the public’s perception is closely tied with their school experience


Reorganising organic chemistry

17 June 2015 Education

Organic reaction mechanisms

Mechanisms before reactions

Rationalising reasoning

11 May 2015 Education


Is contextualisation the best solution?

Analysing analogies

11 May 2015 Education

Teacher CPD could support analogical thinking

RSC 2015 education awards  

Animations available for free online and chemistry MOOCs lead the way

Finland to emphasise topics for basic education  

New national curriculum will require schools to provide at least one topic-based study per...

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The impossible water sensor

11 May 2015 Feature

Phosphate analyser

Hundreds of different chemicals can ruin our water, so measuring their levels is vital. Josh Howgego investigates whether bui...

Representing molecular behaviour  

Roy Tasker explains how molecular animations help students

The Lion, the Wich and the Waller  Premium content

Almost 30 years after its closure, the historic Lion Salt Works in Cheshire opens its door...

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Supporting professional development

From research to practice and back again

Karen J Ogilvie


Developing understanding

Discussions from the magazine, website, blog and social media

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Power to the profession

Science teachers can take the lead within a new College of Teaching, and show other teaching communities the way, says John Holman

John Holman