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Course description

This module looks at energy changes, from the introduction of core ideas to addressing common misconceptions. It includes access to a range of activities and resources to support students’ learning.

Energy changes are very important in chemistry since almost all reactions involve a change in energy. In this module you will learn the vocabulary needed to discuss energy changes, how to measure and calculate them and why they occur. You will meet different types of energy changes and find out how to use them in energy cycles. Discussion about what drives chemical reactions leads to the concepts of entropy and free energy. The 'energy and change' thread of ideas shows the progression and development of core ideas from secondary student level through to post-16 students and beyond.

After working through this module you will be able to:
• understand the core ideas about energy changes;
• explain how the key ideas in energy changes develop and progress throughout secondary education;
• identify common misconceptions and know how these can be addressed;
• confidently and competently teach aspects of energy and change to secondary school students; and
• access a range of activities and resources to support students in their learning about chemistry and energy change.

Our courses are designed to give you an in-depth understanding of key concepts in teaching chemistry. Each course can be completed at your own pace, giving you time to try out new strategies and activities in your classroom before progressing further.


On request from training provider

Teaching method



10 hours


£0.00 GBP (plus VAT)

Training provider

Royal Society of Chemistry



+44 (0)1223 420066

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