Current Projects

The educational techniques group is currently putting together a number of projects to promote the education of chemistry.

Useful Links

You will be able to find a variety of links that have been spotted by teachers from across the web. If you have any further suggestions, please do not hesitate to get in touch.

Teacher Fellowship 2016

We are now accepting applications for the Educational Techniques Group Teacher Fellowship 2016 (deadline for applications 30 January 2016).

This award of £1500 is intended to support a teacher to undertake a classroom based action research project in the area of digital technologies and their impact on learning.

For further information and to apply please see the document below.

Successful applications for the Novel Chemistry Grant 2015

The successful applicants for the Novel Chemistry Grant are:

  • Dr A Taylor, King Edward VI Camp Hill School for Boys, Birmingham - Year 12 and 14 Organic Synthesis
  • Dr Alaine Nabarro, Thomas London Day School, Clapham - Clinostat
  • Mr Edward Male, Pembroke School - Flying Pigs
  • Brian Casson, King's Academy, Middlesbrough - Organic Synthesis
  • Pilar Fernandez-Gonzalez, Okehampton Community College - Chemnet Workshop
  • Peter Banks, Purcell School - Website:
  • Andrew McClean, Langholm Academy, Dumfries and Galloway - Powerstation visit 

Many thanks to all those who applied for the Novel Chemistry Grant and congratulations to all those who have received an award. We are looking forward to hearing how the projects develop. 

Chemistry in the Home

The group are currently putting together a set of ideas for students to use when looking at chemistry within the home environment. Chemistry is always being used throughout the home and in so many different ways. This may just point out several key areas that chemistry has advanced your standard of living.

Scientific Literacy

The group are exploring ways in which scientific literature can be used to support students educational experiences and in turn improve their own scientific literacy. If you have any ideas or would like to know more, please join the discussion on the Educational Techniques MyRSC group.

Multi Sensory Learning

An innovative approach to increase learning using different smells to stimulate the brain, this is an area of research for one of our members who is very keen to hear from anyone about their experiences, to find out more just join the discussion at our MyRSC group.

Related Links

Link icon MyRSC Educational Techniques Group
Access to this group is open to anyone with an interest in educational techniques. You will be required to register for MyRSC, then you can sign up to become a member of this group.

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Contact and Further Information

Mr Peter Banks MRSC

Applications for the Novel Chemistry Grant