A short article based on an extract from Topics in Safety, Topic 17 (Electricity), which is freely available to Association for Science Education (
ASE Health and Safety Group
A short history of the discovery of hydrogen is given, together with its properties, uses and applications, and its importance in transport, from b
Alexander S. Cragg
Representations of atomic structure in the logos of atomic energy regulatory bodies do not follow the rules we teach in our science and chemistry c
The use of the aufbau principle to predict the electron configurations of atoms (in their ground states), and therefore explain the layout of the p
Even though hazards are associated with the radioactivity of the actinides, there are many useful applications of these elements and their compound
This article aims to introduce the lanthanides (also known as the lanthanoids) to teachers and their students.
Calcium is vital for building bones and teeth, but it is also required to help transmit messages inside cells; its unusual solvation properties mak
David J. Timson
A review of methodologies for teaching the periodic table, focusing on effective techniques with an emphasis on implementation in the classroom.
The authors describe how children worked with professional scientists to do environmental research in their local river.
Dr Leigh Hoath
Creating graphic novels to tell the 'stories' of the elements in the human body helps students trace the complex histories of atoms.
Wave power is continually available around our shores but remains an untapped resource on the commercial scale, this article provides an overview o