Chemistry

  • Teaching Vacancies is the free national service for searching and listing teaching roles provided by the Department for Education. It is designed by schools for schools to reduce the amount of money spent on recruitment advertising
    Teaching Vacancies
    Teaching Vacancies is the free national service for searching and listing teaching roles provided by the Department for Education. It is designed by schools for schools to reduce the amount of money spent on recruitment advertising
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  • The Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC) is a learned society with the goal of advancing the chemical sciences. It supports professionals working in the field of chemistry, teachers and their students.
    Royal Society of Chemistry
    The Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC) is a learned society with the goal of advancing the chemical sciences. It supports professionals working in the field of chemistry, teachers and their students.
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  • TechHub signposts wegpages and reports useful for technicians and supporting practical science teaching
    TechHub
    TechHub signposts wegpages and reports useful for technicians and supporting practical science teaching
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  • The Royal Photographic Society’s new Science Photographer of the Year competition 2020 and Young Science Photographer of the Year (under 18 years old) winning entries can now be seen at the Science + Industry Museum website
    RPS Science Photography Competition
    The Royal Photographic Society’s new Science Photographer of the Year competition 2020 and Young Science Photographer of the Year (under 18 years old) winning entries can now be seen at the Science + Industry Museum website
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  • The pages on this ABPI resource provide content and diagrams to help students to gain a good understanding of  atoms, bonding and types of reactions. There are also animations to support students to apply ideas they have learned.
    Atoms, bonding and types of reactions
    The pages on this ABPI resource provide content and diagrams to help students to gain a good understanding of atoms, bonding and types of reactions. There are also animations to support students to apply ideas they have learned.
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  • A collaboration between Siemens and the Girls’ School Association (GSA). TV presenter and scientist Fran Scott presents an interactive, curriculum-linked stage show to build confidence and motivate girls to consider a job using STEM subjects.
    SeeMe
    A collaboration between Siemens and the Girls’ School Association (GSA). TV presenter and scientist Fran Scott presents an interactive, curriculum-linked stage show to build confidence and motivate girls to consider a job using STEM subjects.
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  • These study and revision guides provide essential support for exam preparation.
    Collins AQA A Level Support
    These study and revision guides provide essential support for exam preparation.
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  • An introduction to PCR and its impact with a downloadable poster. The resource consists of a poster and a set of teaching materials that includes information, classroom activities and quizzes. Free full size posters can be ordered from the ABPI site or downloaded in pdf format.
    Polymerase chain reaction
    An introduction to PCR and its impact with a downloadable poster. The resource consists of a poster and a set of teaching materials that includes information, classroom activities and quizzes. Free full size posters can be ordered from the ABPI site or downloaded in pdf format.
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  • A-Levels are changing, with new specifications coming into effect from September 2015.  Collins has the resources available to manage the changes and make the transition as smooth as possible for you and your students.
    New Collins resources for A Level
    A-Levels are changing, with new specifications coming into effect from September 2015. Collins has the resources available to manage the changes and make the transition as smooth as possible for you and your students.
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  • Timstar is working together with the ASE to help deliver an excellent and inspiring education for all young people, these co-authored resources support science departments to integrate engaging and purposeful activities within their current schemes of learning.
    Curriculum mapped resources
    Timstar is working together with the ASE to help deliver an excellent and inspiring education for all young people, these co-authored resources support science departments to integrate engaging and purposeful activities within their current schemes of learning.
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  •  The UK chilled food manufacturing industry is the most advanced in the world with more than 20 major companies, employing around 60,000 people. Science graduates and apprentices are in high demand.
    Chilled Careers
    The UK chilled food manufacturing industry is the most advanced in the world with more than 20 major companies, employing around 60,000 people. Science graduates and apprentices are in high demand.
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  • Whilst many small molecules and ions play vital roles in cells and organisms, macromolecules are also key. An understanding of the chemistry of compounds including carbohydrates, proteins, lipids, ATP, DNA and RNA gives you the tools you need to make sense of everything from cell biology to ecology.
    Chemistry of Life
    Whilst many small molecules and ions play vital roles in cells and organisms, macromolecules are also key. An understanding of the chemistry of compounds including carbohydrates, proteins, lipids, ATP, DNA and RNA gives you the tools you need to make sense of everything from cell biology to ecology.
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  • Learn about the periodic table through this interactive game.  The game allows you to explore patterns and trends to understand why the Periodic Table is set out in the way it is.
    Periodic Table
    Learn about the periodic table through this interactive game. The game allows you to explore patterns and trends to understand why the Periodic Table is set out in the way it is.
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  • Take a virtual tour of the areas where chemists work. The chemistry laboratories do initial research and the pilot plant is involved in making pharmaceutical products on a large scale.
    Laboratory and pilot plant tours
    Take a virtual tour of the areas where chemists work. The chemistry laboratories do initial research and the pilot plant is involved in making pharmaceutical products on a large scale.
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  • A range of colourful posters freely available from Practical Action.
    Practical Action Posters
    A range of colourful posters freely available from Practical Action.
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  • Support your students to evaluate products and designs. The Practical Action evaluation tools give students (aged 7-19) an opportunity to analyse their products, designs or existing products.
    Practical Action evaluation tools
    Support your students to evaluate products and designs. The Practical Action evaluation tools give students (aged 7-19) an opportunity to analyse their products, designs or existing products.
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  • Copper is low on the reactivity scale but reacts slowly in the atmosphere to develop an attractive pale green patina. It also reacts with ferric chloride solution and copper chloride which make copper etching possible.
    Reactivity of copper: etching and patination
    Copper is low on the reactivity scale but reacts slowly in the atmosphere to develop an attractive pale green patina. It also reacts with ferric chloride solution and copper chloride which make copper etching possible.
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  • This resource explores the long-term availability of copper in terms of known reserves, copper production and recycling.
    Long-term availability of copper
    This resource explores the long-term availability of copper in terms of known reserves, copper production and recycling.
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  • How can hydrogen fuel be produced safely in cars?  In this activity students consider how research into fuels derived from ammonia could be used to ensure future fuel security whilst reducing harmful emissions.
    Hydrogen: fuel of the future?
    How can hydrogen fuel be produced safely in cars? In this activity students consider how research into fuels derived from ammonia could be used to ensure future fuel security whilst reducing harmful emissions.
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  • Nuclear disasters such as Chernobyl and Fukushima have resulted in land being contaminated by radioactive isotopes. In this activity students consider how research into variations in the uptake of radioactive isotopes by crop plants could be used to reduce human intake.
    Contaminated Crops
    Nuclear disasters such as Chernobyl and Fukushima have resulted in land being contaminated by radioactive isotopes. In this activity students consider how research into variations in the uptake of radioactive isotopes by crop plants could be used to reduce human intake.
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  • FREE resources, lessons and activities for Key Stages 4 & 5
    Whynotchemeng - resources
    FREE resources, lessons and activities for Key Stages 4 & 5
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  • The very popular Copper Development Association resources have now been expanded and updated. They are now available to download as Zip folders of interactive PDF files.
    Copper Development Association Resources
    The very popular Copper Development Association resources have now been expanded and updated. They are now available to download as Zip folders of interactive PDF files.
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  • The skeleton found beneath a Leicester car park in 2012 has been confirmed as that of English King Richard III. This free activity explores how isotope analysis of the skeleton revealed more about the lifestyle of the king.
    Richard III - The Isotope Story
    The skeleton found beneath a Leicester car park in 2012 has been confirmed as that of English King Richard III. This free activity explores how isotope analysis of the skeleton revealed more about the lifestyle of the king.
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  • How have plankton shaped life on Earth? What role do they play in our lives? This resource explains how plankton underpins the marine food web, created our oil and gas, and shaped the landscape around us. Plankton contribute to the global carbon cycle, creating 50% of the oxygen in the air we breathe. Rising sea temperatures due to climate change are altering the abundance, distribution, and seasonality of these remarkable creatures with ramifications for the ecology of the planet.
    Ocean Drifters - a secret world beneath the waves
    How have plankton shaped life on Earth? What role do they play in our lives? This resource explains how plankton underpins the marine food web, created our oil and gas, and shaped the landscape around us. Plankton contribute to the global carbon cycle, creating 50% of the oxygen in the air we breathe. Rising sea temperatures due to climate change are altering the abundance, distribution, and seasonality of these remarkable creatures with ramifications for the ecology of the planet.
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  • We celebrate the scientific and creative thinking of young scientists, aged 12 -20 and encourage them to share their love of science by communicating their ideas, research and opinions with other young scientists around the world.
    Young Scientists Journal
    We celebrate the scientific and creative thinking of young scientists, aged 12 -20 and encourage them to share their love of science by communicating their ideas, research and opinions with other young scientists around the world.
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  • Popular science shows that strip science down to its bare essentials, and engage everyone in the world of science and technology. The show includes live lectures, interviews with renowned scientists and live discussion with questions from listeners - Many of which you can link to the curriculum.
    The Naked Scientists
    Popular science shows that strip science down to its bare essentials, and engage everyone in the world of science and technology. The show includes live lectures, interviews with renowned scientists and live discussion with questions from listeners - Many of which you can link to the curriculum.
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  • Inspiring and now world famous videos from Professor Sir Martyn Poliakoff and his colleagues at the University of Nottingham chemistry department.
    Periodic Videos
    Inspiring and now world famous videos from Professor Sir Martyn Poliakoff and his colleagues at the University of Nottingham chemistry department.
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  • A timeline illustrationg the progress of catalytic converters in vehicles
    Johnson Matthey 40 years of cleaner air
    A timeline illustrationg the progress of catalytic converters in vehicles
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  • Declining calcium levels in some North American lakes are causing major depletions of dominant plankton species.
    Calcium loss turning lakes to ‘jelly’
    Declining calcium levels in some North American lakes are causing major depletions of dominant plankton species.
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  • Learn Chemistry Partnership is a free programme to ensure your school makes the most of RSC activities and resources.
    RSC Learn Chemistry Partnership
    Learn Chemistry Partnership is a free programme to ensure your school makes the most of RSC activities and resources.
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  • Back by popular demand! The ICI interactive periodic table.
    Fast Periodic Table
    Back by popular demand! The ICI interactive periodic table.
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  • Catalysts are big business. The chemical industry depends upon catalysts. We depend upon the chemical industry for our 21st century life style. We depend on catalysts.
    Johnson Matthey Catalysts
    Catalysts are big business. The chemical industry depends upon catalysts. We depend upon the chemical industry for our 21st century life style. We depend on catalysts.
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  • Bitrex® – ‘Bitter’ to be Safe than Sorry
    Making things taste bitter can reduce risk
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  • A new competition designed to support schools in encouraging students to develop a sustained interest in STEM careers.
    Armourers and Brasiers Tata Sixth Form Materials Prize
    A new competition designed to support schools in encouraging students to develop a sustained interest in STEM careers.
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  • Find out how aerosols are made and how they work.
    The Science and Technology of Aerosols
    Find out how aerosols are made and how they work.
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  • Forensic zooarchaeology shows how molecular and isotopic analysis add to our understanding of the past, in particular our relationship with animals.
    Archaeological Science Learning Resource
    Forensic zooarchaeology shows how molecular and isotopic analysis add to our understanding of the past, in particular our relationship with animals.
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  • Information from Research Councils UK on the scope of careers in science research
    Careers in Research
    Information from Research Councils UK on the scope of careers in science research
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  • A detailed study of the importance of copper as a trace element in our diet, with interactive graphics showing how it is involved in our physiology.
    Copper in Health
    A detailed study of the importance of copper as a trace element in our diet, with interactive graphics showing how it is involved in our physiology.
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  • A guide to the mechanics, chemistry and electrochemistry of commercial copper extraction.
    Copper Mining
    A guide to the mechanics, chemistry and electrochemistry of commercial copper extraction.
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  • Aerosols & Physics ARCHIVE
    For students aged over 16 years. A more advanced handling of kinetic theory and gas laws more appropriate for this age of student, using aerosols as a case study, with really useful interactive graphics.
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  • Physics in Steelmaking
    More advanced handling of sound and heat in a steelworks and an additional section on the application of ionising radiation.
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  • Take a virtual tour of an oil platform and Fawley oil refinery. Find out how oil is found, extracted and processed. NEW worksheets added.
    Discover Petroleum
    Take a virtual tour of an oil platform and Fawley oil refinery. Find out how oil is found, extracted and processed. NEW worksheets added.
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  • Travel round one of the largest manufacturing sites in the world to find out how crude oil is converted into fuel and oil products that drive the global economy.
    Fawley Oil Refinery Tour
    Travel round one of the largest manufacturing sites in the world to find out how crude oil is converted into fuel and oil products that drive the global economy.
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  • Short videos on the big concepts of modern physics and astronomy from Nottingham University
    Sixty Symbols
    Short videos on the big concepts of modern physics and astronomy from Nottingham University
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