Using anthropomorphism is a really useful technique when it comes to teaching the more challenging concepts in chemistry.
After all, atoms behave just like people in a lot of ways, including matters of love.
Bonfire night gives a great opportunity to put an exciting spin on chemistry.
Of course – you can demonstrate flame tests; sprinkle iron filings into a Bunsen flame to make a pretty sparkler affect or carry out a spot of fire-writing (see weblink below).
All of these are fun but tend to fill the lab with smoke and mess, not to mention they can only be done with classes who are on their best behaviour. More
With Glastonbury commencing on Wednesday, the festival season is well and truly underway. In this post I will attempt to use the famous music festival as a way of connecting exothermic reactions to Ozzy Osbourne (not literally).
Music festivals generally involve camping and camping involves heating food over naked flames next to a highly flammable nylon tent. More