Chemistry: weak acid-base and difficult buffer calculations-1

Chemistry: weak acid-base and difficult buffer calculations-1

This resource contains 9 pages of detailed notes and worked examples as well as a 4-page worksheet that contains some straight forward to difficult (using a quadratic equation) pH calculations. The detailed notes work though a variety of scenarios and some of the associated misconceptions. The notes would be useful for both new chemistry teachers and students. The problems will be suitable for students in an Honors or AP course or those wanting to trial for the National Chemistry Olympiad competition. Other problem worksheets re also available at Drogchem. Key words: buffer, acid, base, acidity constant, pH calculations.
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Tongan-English Science words used in physics and practical laboratory lessons

Tongan-English Science words used in physics and practical laboratory lessons

This resource contains key words that Tongan students will need to learn if they are to manage science lessons in physics and laboratory practical sessions. TESOL teachers will note that direct word for word translations are not easy and often multiple words are needed to explain a concept. I have used a Tongan teacher to help me with the translations. A key strategy I use is to ask the students to draw diagrams to help them explain what they mean.
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Chinese - Geology

Chinese - Geology

This bundle of resources contains material that will help a native Chinese student manage the new language and subject material that will likely appear in a geology lesson. It includes word lists in Chinese and English that need to accompanying word in the other language, cloze activities, a test and a diagram to label.
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Biology: punnett square problems and interpretation of pedigree charts

Biology: punnett square problems and interpretation of pedigree charts

This resource contains two double sided problem sheets (and answers). The first is a series of punnet square focused problems and the 2nd asks students to interpret and answer questions from two pedigree charts. Both also contain some short answer questions. It will suit students who have not studied Genetics before. Key words: homozygous, heterozygous, dominant, recessive, punnet squares, zygote, chromosomes, pedigree charts.
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Organic Chemistry (AS or IB): Esters and organic transformations worksheets

Organic Chemistry (AS or IB): Esters and organic transformations worksheets

This resource consists of a 4-page and two 2-page worksheets (and answers). Students are asked to complete reaction schemes, draw and/or name molecules and short answer questions. The focus is on amides, esters and some of their organic reactions. This resource would suit students doing AS, IB or organic chemistry to a high level.
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Science: Ice cream topic -designing, making and tasting ice cream (12-15 year old)

Science: Ice cream topic -designing, making and tasting ice cream (12-15 year old)

This is the perfect topic to end the year on. It is fun and the students don't even realise there is a serious aspect to it: healthy eating, analysing food etc. You can adjust the depth and type of learning outcomes depending on the age group (eg. if it is an older group I always include a section on microbiology and we swab surfaces and check for cleanliness, learn about how factories manage food safety etc). This topic encourages student-led learning and there is considerable enthusiasm in the classroom. You do not need to have an ice cream machine, although I did and there is often someone in the class who does have one). I have written up a rough guide on how the 1-2 weeks would go but I found that the students really enjoyed their own research and in some years this took longer than I originally had planned for. This resource includes: notes for teacher, a base ice cream recipe, ice cream in a bag activity, taste testing template, energy calculation activity and some other ideas (eg poster design). It is a lot of fun and will save you that painful end of year "now what do we do"?
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Science - The rock cycle and volcanoes (13-16 years old)

Science - The rock cycle and volcanoes (13-16 years old)

This resource consists of a diagram that needs to be labeled and a 1 page cloze-style work sheet to help reinforce the terms in the diagram. Answers are provided. A series of 10 questions (and answers) on rocks and volcanoes are also provided in a separate w/s that can be used to start a lesson off or for peer-testing.
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Organic Chemistry: Alkane and Alkenes- draw and/or name (5 pages) for AS and IB students

Organic Chemistry: Alkane and Alkenes- draw and/or name (5 pages) for AS and IB students

This resources contains 5 pages of problems (2 double-sided wrk sheets) that include * Alkanes: name and / or draw isomers * Alkenes: naming and/or draw isomers, organic transformations and geometric isomer problems. In the latter case students are asked to work out how many isomers are possible for a compound with multiple double bonds). This worksheets will suit students studying for AS or IB organic chemistry. they can be sued as 2 sided w/s or as separate w/s as starters. Answers are provided.
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Science: Tongan - The English words used in Astronomy lessons

Science: Tongan - The English words used in Astronomy lessons

This resource consists of the list of key words used in Astronomy lessons (15-17 years old). Tongan students often come to Australia or New Zealand for further education but do not have support outside the TESOL class in terms of key Science words. Would you believe there is no word for spring tide? It requires a lengthy description. It is examples like this one which help illustrate why Tongan students often struggle in the English dominated classroom. Some cloze-style problems and a word finder are also included. Topics include tides, seasons and phases of the moon. This resource would help NZ students who are studying the Internal assessment AS 90954.
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Chemistry: Buffer calculations and interpretation of titration curves (A2 and IB students)

Chemistry: Buffer calculations and interpretation of titration curves (A2 and IB students)

This resource consists of 2 pages of notes and calculation examples and a 3-pge worksheet to help the teacher or student grapple with buffer calculations. The target is A2 and IB students. The worksheet (and answers) is based on one specific weak acid strong base titration and has 3 pages of calculations to show the student the effect the addition of OH ions has on the final pH. The format ensures students get to practice on the same system and therefore minimise cognitive overload. Students are encouraged to think about what species are in solution and what part of the titration curve each calculation relates to. I also encourage a novel way of setting out the calculations ,which I (and my students) believe minimises potential mistakes.
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Physics: Scientific English for Korean Students - Learning and using the English words.

Physics: Scientific English for Korean Students - Learning and using the English words.

This resource focuses on the scientific words used in a typical physics class. There are multiple lists that are missing either the English of the Korean word. The lists include electricity, lab equipment, light and sound and typical physics words. Some worksheets focus on calculations and speaking/describing activities. These will be useful for Korean students studying abroad as international students or for teachers in Korea who wish to teach their students the English words typically used in a physics lesson. More problem based worksheets will be added to this resource in the next few weeks. The feedback from the classroom has been very positive and some colleagues from other schools have asked to use these resources for their Korean International students. If there are specific topics you would like please tell me as it is likely they are currently being developed / or used.
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Chemistry: Scientific English for Korean Students - Learning the English words used in Chemistry

Chemistry: Scientific English for Korean Students - Learning the English words used in Chemistry

This resource contains a number of worksheets and activities that will help Korean students learn Chemistry in an English school environment. It includes: * 3 page dictionary of key English chemistry science words (both Korean and English). Parts of this list have been broken down into smaller themed lists to act as worksheets for the students (eg periodic table; acids and bases). * A Korean period table * Metals/non metals worksheets (with pictures to describe properties and a practical activity) * Equipment worksheet * A funworder requiring the student to find the English element * Some cloze style activities * A crossword and other starters. Instruction sentences are also included. These resources have been used for 12 months and adjusted based on feedback from the students. Please leave feedback on how they can be improved or if you find any mistakes.
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Chemistry: sparingly soluble solids, solubility product and the Common Ion Effect (16-18 yr old).

Chemistry: sparingly soluble solids, solubility product and the Common Ion Effect (16-18 yr old).

This resource consists of 2 worksheets (1 x double sided and 1 x 4-page booklet) and answers. It covers definitions, short answer questions and calculations (solubility products, solubility, common ion effect). These w/s would suit students doing Cambridge A2, IB and other higher order chemistry courses. Please leave feedback about whether this material meets your needs or if you find any mistakes.
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Science words and activities for Chinese students learning English as a second language (14-18 yrs)

Science words and activities for Chinese students learning English as a second language (14-18 yrs)

Thank you to all those who have bought this resource. Please leave feedback as it helps me better align the material to student needs. This resource bundle (85) combines material from multiple resources focused on Science for Chinese students learning English as a second language. The purpose of the bundle is to provide material for teachers who have native Chinese speakers in their class. The students are regularly put into other subjects (eg Science) as part of the experience yet often with limited material that targets both language and content knowledge. This material has been trialed on 20 students over 12 months and refined over the year. This bundle includes material in biology, physics, chemistry and astronomy. Specifically, * A list of translated general science question phrases typically asked in worksheets and exams * A list of useful describing words when filling out worksheets and exams * Chemistry: translated list of words (fill in Chinese or English versions), works sheets covering periodic tale, electron configuration, acid/base, PT trends, fun worders, cross word puzzles, cloze-style activities, short answer questions, True/False activities, 15-20 minute tests, PT, who am I activities and a metal-non metal practical activity. * Biology: translated list of words (fill in Chinese or English versions), anatomy diagrams for labeling, plants/flower diagrams for labeling, short answer questions, ecology x-wrds, poster activity, classification activity. * Physics: translated list of words (fill in Chinese or English versions), light and sound x-word, graph w/s, calculation w/s, forces w/s, pressure w/s and power w/s, mechanics w/s * Astronomy: translated list of words (fill in Chinese or English versions), short answer questions, word finder. Admittedly, there is slightly more chemistry resources than physics. The students told me that chemistry and biology (and the associated terms) were their biggest issue. Please leave me feedback to let me know what and how I can improve the bundle or tell me of material you are searching for.
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Chemistry for Chinese students learning English: words, terms and useful resources

Chemistry for Chinese students learning English: words, terms and useful resources

This resource contains a number of worksheets and activities that will help Chinese students learn Chemistry in an English school environment. It includes: * 3 page dictionary of key English chemistry science words (both Chinese and English). Parts of this list have been broken down into smaller themed lists to act as worksheets for the students (eg periodic table; acids and bases). * A Chinese period table, * Metals/non metals worksheets (with pictures to describe properties and a practical activity) * Equipment worksheet * A funworder requiring the student to find the English element * Some cloze style activities * A crossword and other starters. 2-Sept-16: an updated list of Chinese words has been added with some small corrections.
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Astronomy: English science words for Chinese students

Astronomy: English science words for Chinese students

This resource contains material that would suit a Chinese student learning English language as a second language. The focus is on aspects of astronomy, namely: phases of the moon, seasons, tides and the relationship between the sun and Earth, and the Earth and the moon . It contains * A 3 page list of key astronomy terms requiring English or Chinese words filled in, * Cloze activities (w/s 3 pages contains 5 cloze activities with pictures ) * A word finder.
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Human anatomy:  learn and use science words: for native Chinese speakers wanting to learn English

Human anatomy: learn and use science words: for native Chinese speakers wanting to learn English

This resource consists of 5 pages of terms and expressions in Chinese and English that relate to the human body. Separate version require filling in the Chinese or the English word. Additional resources (and answers) specific to the heart, lungs, digestion, the hormone system such as as cross word puzzles, cloze style activities, diagram labeling are also given. Although these resources have been checked by a native Chinese speaker mistakes do happen. Please get back to me if you find an error. The feedback from my international class has been positive and these notes help the students.
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Physics: Radioactivity science for 16-18 year old "English as a 2nd language" Chinese students.

Physics: Radioactivity science for 16-18 year old "English as a 2nd language" Chinese students.

This resource will be useful for older Chinese students who have started an English speaking physics program. The material would suit students at AS or A level. The resource includes 3 pages of key radioactivity words in both Chinese and English. These have been created into worksheets where the student puts in either the correct English or Chinese word. Room is made for the student to also write down definitions. One worksheet asks the student to fill in the blanks for a list of words but it is also designed for them to read silently, aloud (eg in pairs or in front of the class). There is also a 15 minute starter focused on sub atomic particles.
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