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I am a Science and Chemistry teacher focused on Cambridge IGCSE and AS/A. I am also heavily involved in the National Chemistry Olympiad program. By way of background I have a PhD in inorganic chemistry and entered teaching after 13 years in the food industry. I guess I am a bit old fashioned - I don't use twitter and I have no idea what instagram or Pinterest are......but I love my subject and I love working with students.

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I am a Science and Chemistry teacher focused on Cambridge IGCSE and AS/A. I am also heavily involved in the National Chemistry Olympiad program. By way of background I have a PhD in inorganic chemistry and entered teaching after 13 years in the food industry. I guess I am a bit old fashioned - I don't use twitter and I have no idea what instagram or Pinterest are......but I love my subject and I love working with students.
Chemistry: pH calculations of strong acids and bases
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Chemistry: pH calculations of strong acids and bases

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This resource consists of 2 worksheets: 25 calculation problems (and worked answers) involving aspects of acid base chemistry and some general pH calculation notes, which initially cover simple calculations. . The first half of each work sheet covers pH calculations in both acid and base conditions and calculation of H+ and OH- ion concentrations. The 2nd side of the worksheets focus on pH calculations involving partial neutralisation reactions where the student has to work out what species is in excess before calculating the pH. Some problems also involve the use of n=m/M equation. These problems would suit students doing IGCSE, year 11 chemistry or wanting to enter the National chemistry Olympiad competition. ps (June 2018) I have updated this resource and changed a problem that potentially is misleading.)
Chemistry: REDOX - galvanic cells and EMF calculations
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Chemistry: REDOX - galvanic cells and EMF calculations

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This resource consists of 7 pages of REDOX problems involving all or some of the following tasks: drawing a cell diagram, balancing equations and calculating the EMF of the cell in question. The worksheets will suit students enrolled in IB or A level Chemistry or preparing for a national Chemistry Olympiad competition. Answers are provided as well as general REDOX notes. Key words: REDOX, Chemistry Olympiad, EMF, calculations, cell diagrams, Latimer diagrams. 9Feb18: notes and some worksheet answers reworded.
Science: Ice cream topic -designing, making and tasting ice cream (12-15 year old)
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Science: Ice cream topic -designing, making and tasting ice cream (12-15 year old)

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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"?
Biology: punnett square problems and interpretation of pedigree charts
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Biology: punnett square problems and interpretation of pedigree charts

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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. Thank you to everyone that bought this resource. If you get a spare 2 minutes could you leave some feedback? It is the only way I will know whether it meets your needs or what I might need to do to develop it further. My students want me to make up some more similar-styled worksheets, which I will load in the near future.
Physics: Radioactivity science for 16-18 year old "English as a 2nd language" Chinese students.
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Physics: Radioactivity science for 16-18 year old "English as a 2nd language" Chinese students.

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

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This resource consists of 2 worksheets 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. (some typos were removed 12 May 2019). Please leave feedback about whether this material meets your needs or if you find any mistakes.
Electricity- calculations 1: Using and interpreting V=IR, P=IV and P=W/t
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Electricity- calculations 1: Using and interpreting V=IR, P=IV and P=W/t

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This resource consists of 2 worksheets and answers. Each takes about 40-60 minutes to complete so they are useful for finishing off a lesson or as homework. WS1 starts be getting students to practice rearranging equations and then to apply the equations to solve for one unknown.. The worksheets are suitable for students new to the use of and interpretation of the equations V=IR, P=IV and P=W/t. Some short answer questions are included in WS2. . Its asks students to compare different components in series and parallel circuits (eg. bulbs and degree of brightness). The questions are designed to get students thinking about why something is observed (cf just calculations). Key words: calculations, electricity, power, watt, volts, current, resistance, series, parallel, ohm, amps, energy With all the best intentions in the world, mistakes do get made. Please tell me if there is an error and I will correct it and organise to send you a corrected copy.
Science words and activities for Chinese students learning English as a second language (14-18 yrs)
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Science words and activities for Chinese students learning English as a second language (14-18 yrs)

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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.
Calculations - titrations, back titrations, empirical formulae and waters of crystallisation
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Calculations - titrations, back titrations, empirical formulae and waters of crystallisation

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This resource consists of 4 worksheets (13 pages of problems in total). The problems require students to write balanced equations (some are redox) and use calculations to solve the problem. The problems would suit AS and A2 students or those wanting to compete in National Chemistry Olympiad competitions. (18 Jan2018 post script: an additional 2 w/s have been added that focus only on waters of crystallisation).
Physics: Scientific English  for Chinese students learning  physics (yrs 14-17)
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Physics: Scientific English for Chinese students learning physics (yrs 14-17)

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This resource focuses on the scientific words used in a typical physics class as well as a number of related worksheets (eg. calculations, a crossword, cloze style activity, English short answers). These will be useful for Chinese students studying abroad as international students or teachers in China who wish to teach their students the English words typically used in a physics lesson. Answers are also provided. The feedback from the classroom has been very positive and some colleagues from other schools have asked to use these resources for their Chinese International students. If there are specific topics you would like please tell me as it is likely they are currently being developed / or used.
Chemistry: Easy and difficult weak acid-base calculations
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Chemistry: Easy and difficult weak acid-base calculations

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This resource contains 9 pages of detailed notes and worked examples as well as a 2-page worksheet that contains some straight forward pH calculations as well as some very challenging calculations due to the weak acid not being so weak. 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. This resource would be suitable for A level students. It will also be useful for those interested in continuing in chemistry or entering the National Chemistry Olympiad competition. Key words: buffer, pH, calculation, acid, base
Chinese-English: learning The English words for laboratory equipment and  to describe an experiment
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Chinese-English: learning The English words for laboratory equipment and to describe an experiment

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This resource focuses on laboratory equipment found in a typical school. There are four worksheets. The first bundle relates to laboratory equipment that is typically used in schools. The student either provides the English word or the Chinese word. Pictures are given on each worksheet. The answers are also provided. The second bundle relates to words we typically use to describe what we observe in an experiment. It includes terms that are important for drawing and describing graphs. The feedback from the classroom has been very positive and some colleagues from other schools have asked to use these resources for their Chinese International students. If there are specific topics you would like please tell me as it is likely they are currently being developed / or used.
Chemistry: Electrochemistry - REDOX and electrolysis material for AS-A2 students
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Chemistry: Electrochemistry - REDOX and electrolysis material for AS-A2 students

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This resource pack consists of material that will be covered in the AS and A2 program. It includes + Power point (53 slides) covering: oxidation number and balancing REDOX equations revision, REDOX calculations, batteries, Nernst equation and electrolysis. + Summarised CIE learning objectives + Student notes - REDOX (8 pages) that summarise the slides + Student notes – balancing REDOX equations + 7 -11 work sheets depending on whether double sided or a booklet (19 pages of problems) and answers. + Practicals (4) Buying this bundle will mean buying material used over two years so hopefully it is save you time and be viewed as value for money. Please note, some of these resources are already available on TES but as smaller bundles. 17 Aug 16: A recent typo was found on the electrolysis w/s and it has been updated (Q4, IV).
States of matter worksheets; Elements/compounds/molecules and mixtures- 4 activities
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States of matter worksheets; Elements/compounds/molecules and mixtures- 4 activities

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This resource consists of 4 worksheets (some double sided) and answers. * The first two are starter activities and take about 10-15 minutes to complete. * The elements-compounds-molecules and mixtures worksheet has a variety of exercises. * The states of matter worksheet largely focuses on a number of short answer questions based on every day scenarios. There are also some diagrams to complete. The resources target students who are in year 8-10 (13-15 years old) depending on curriculum.
Genetics for yr 15-17 year olds
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Genetics for yr 15-17 year olds

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This resource includes a colour-coded power point pack (51 slides): the first half focuses on inheritance and how information is ultimately coded into proteins. The 2nd half covers sexual vs asexual reproduction, genetic variation, mono-hybrid inheritance, punnett squares, pedigree charts and natural selection. The slides are kept simple and are not cluttered with lots of words. The user can delete slides not required for their specific course. My students tell me the slides are easy to annotate and are very good for exam preparation. A set of learning objectives (SLOs) is given as well as three 2-page problem sheets that focused mainly on punnett squares and pedigree charts (answers provided). Two of the problem sheets can be bought separately from this shop ("Biology: punnet square problems and interpretation of pedigree charts"). Thank you to everyone who has bought this resource over the past year. If you have a spare 2 minutes could you please leave some feedback? This will help me refine or add to what I have published.
Astronomy: English science words for Chinese students
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Astronomy: English science words for Chinese students

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

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

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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.
Chemistry: organic - elucidation of unknowns for AS or IB students
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Chemistry: organic - elucidation of unknowns for AS or IB students

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This resource consists of two worksheets. The first work sheet is based on a series of unknowns (a-o) that are either a reagent or a product (about 30-50 min. to complete depending on ability of student). The reactions are limited to oxidation, reduction, nucleophilic substitution, chlorination, cyanation and addition reactions. The worksheet will suit students A-level chemistry or with an interest in the National Chemistry Olympiad competition. The second worksheet (ws3) is 3 pages long and has 24 questions requiring either structures, short answers or descriptions for answers. Answers are included.