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
Andy Markwick and Kevin Watts explore properties and changes of materials, introducing some ideas for chemistry activities.
Bert Nagel explores how, using just drinking straws and staples, you can make wands that produce beautiful soap bubbles.
Bert Nagel shares another interesting and simple adaptation to create something special out of the ordinary.
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.
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
Claire Walker describes how one child's question created buzz and excitement leading to an engaging and productive investigation for her class
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.
Deborah Wilkinson and Wayne Stallard consider how materials can support learning and teaching in the primary classroom.