Declan Fleming is an RSC School Teacher Fellow (at the University of Bath), a secondary chemistry teacher and freelance science communicator

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ASE Conference 2012

ASE Conference 2012

So this week was the ASE conference and I popped up after work on Friday to crash on the Saturday with my sights set on 3 main things. First and foremost I was there to harass and cajole people into getting involved with Decipher My Data: Flu – we’re only accepting registrations for another week or so...
Decipher My Data at ASE2012

Decipher My Data at ASE2012

I’ll be up at the ASE Annual Conference for a number of reasons – I’ll be showing a couple of my Exhibition Chemistry demos as part of the RSC Teacher Fellow tag team demo show and I’ll also be supporting the launch of the Mole but my primary reason for going is to get as many...

Burning Magnesium in Dry Ice

Link to article on EiC Introduction: Magnesium’s reaction with carbon dioxide is a dramatic and beautiful demonstration to show that oxygen isn’t always a prerequisite for fire and to reveal carbon’s place in the reactivity series. Kit: For preparation: Wood saw Chisel (or similar tool) For the experiment: 10kg dry ice block (available from cryogenic...
ASE Conference 2011

ASE Conference 2011

Last week saw the ASE conference taking place at the University of Reading and some of the School Teacher Fellows decided to get together for a “Teacher Fellow Tag Team” demo event to kick off the International Year of Chemistry for the RSC. As we would be mostly talking to teachers, we wanted to use the opportunity to inspire...