As today marks the past halfway point of this year’s Chemistry Advent Calendar, it seemed like a good point to post a reminder of its existence in case it had slipped under anyone’s radar. You’ll have noticed that other new posts have taken a back seat, as the graphics for the calendar have monopolised the time that I haven’t been spending doing marking for my classes!

So far in the calendar, we’ve covered a whole range of topics, including orange peel flamethrowers, poisonous festive berries, the smell of christmas trees, and more. Remember you can keep up with the calendar here, and you can also download PDFs of each of the individual graphics for printing on their pages, whether you’re a teacher and want to display them in your classroom, or if you just want to have printed copies!

As the school term runs down here, I will have the time to post some other posts in addition to the advent calendar as the end of the year approaches, so if subscribers have been missing the more regular posts in their inboxes, rest assured more will soon be on their way.


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  • Štěpán Horáček
    Posted December 15, 2015 at 8:15 am 0Likes

    Thank you for the posts so much! I am a primary school teacher and I love to share some of them with my pupils. We are from Czech republic so I have to translate everything, which makes it a cross-curricular English learning material :-).

    • Compound Interest
      Posted December 15, 2015 at 3:20 pm 0Likes

      No problem, glad they’re proving so useful!

  • Ozmodiar Flanker
    Posted December 15, 2015 at 1:57 pm 0Likes

    i’m surprised you don’t post these on your main page as you release them! i thought you were taking a christmas break haha

    • Compound Interest
      Posted December 15, 2015 at 3:21 pm 0Likes

      I considered it, but I thought I didn’t want to spam subscribers with emails every day! The original plan was to have some posts running on the main page of the site concurrently, but time has limited what I’ve been able to put together. New post coming later today though!

  • Emperor Isaac James
    Posted December 17, 2015 at 2:05 am 0Likes

    I’m studying A level chem and I just love these post as extra knowledge they’re so interresting. I look forward to them. Keep up the good work man!! 🙂

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