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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: practical - rates of reaction - iodine clock
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Chemistry: practical - rates of reaction - iodine clock

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This practical gets students to measure the rate of reaction when a thiosulfate solution is mixed with hydrogen peroxide. The resource includes a brief background to the experiment, a sheet to record data and some instructions for the Technician to help make up the solutions. This resource can be used for younger students to improve their experimental technique and interpretation and graphing skills (leave out the chemical equations) or for A2 Cambridge, Honors or AP students who wish to measure more detailed reaction kinetics. Some errors were found and have since been addressed (2016) Key words: kinetics, reaction rate, collision theory, iodine clock reaction, experiment
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.
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.)
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).
Chemistry: empirical formula calculations
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Chemistry: empirical formula calculations

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This worksheet (and answers) contains 8 empirical formula problems and answers. It would suit students aged 16-18 yrs and those in Cambridge IGCSE or AS courses. Key words: calculations, molecular formula, empirical formula,
1H- NMR problems - Assignment of spectra and elucidation of unknowns for A2 students
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1H- NMR problems - Assignment of spectra and elucidation of unknowns for A2 students

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This resource would suit A2 students. It contains 4 pages of problems, which can either be printed on both sides and made into an 4-page booklet or used as two separate 2-page problem sheets. The problems focus on the assignment of signals to the different hydrogen environments in 2-5 carbon organic aliphatic molecules. Some problems ask the student to distinguish between isomers based on the number and type of signals. The start of the worksheet asks students to decide how many signals they can expect based on symmetry arguments. In all cases students are asked to justify their assignments. Other worksheets are currently being developed that will include aromatic systems and problems based on the combination of IR, Mass spec, 1H and 13C NMR spectra. If you find any mistakes please give me feedback and I will address and send you an updated version.
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 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.
Chemistry: Buffer calculations and interpretation of titration curves (A2 and IB students)
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Chemistry: Buffer calculations and interpretation of titration curves (A2 and IB students)

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This resource consists of 9 pages of notes and calculation examples and a three 2-page worksheets to help the teacher or student grapple with buffer calculations. The target is A2 and IB students. The wk/s 4 and 5 (and answers) are essentially a titration on paper where a specific weak acid (or base) is gradually titrated (each problem a new calculation) to show the student the effect the addition of OH ions has on the final pH. Itis a chance to repeat the same calculation multiple times. 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.
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.
Chemistry: balancing difficult REDOX equations
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Chemistry: balancing difficult REDOX equations

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This resource consists of some general REDOX notes and 1 work sheet with 6 hard-to-difficult REDOX reactions to balance. The difficulty is due to the fact the students must first convert word equations into symbols. One problem requires them to balance under alkaline conditions and the metal product is not immediately obvious. The problems introduce the students to uncommon reactions where the acid itself is converted to products other than hydrogen gas. This worksheet would be suitable for students doing A-level or wanting to take part in the National Chemistry Olympiad competition.
Biology: ecology - matching kingdoms and definitions
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Biology: ecology - matching kingdoms and definitions

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This resource consists of two activities. The first requires the students to cut and match the 5 Kingdoms, the definition and a picture (answers are given in the other document). The 2nd activity gets the students to cut out some descriptors and organisms and group them into different phyla.
Chemistry: thermochemistry: using q = mCΔT and  Hess's law
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Chemistry: thermochemistry: using q = mCΔT and Hess's law

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There are 2 worksheets (and answers) as well as notes and worked examples (ws2). The resources would suit students aged about 14-17 years old depending on the course. WS2 is for more advanced students. WS1 has 2 pages of questions where the student has to choose whether a reaction is either endothermic or exothermic, draw and label an energy profile. There are also some simple calculations to determine the amount of energy given off from a known mass of an organic compound. WS2 contains notes, worked examples and 10 problems (and answers) focused on the equation Using q = mCΔT and Hess's law. The problems will be useful for students enrolled in Honors, AP or those who would like to sit the National Chemistry Olympiad competition. The problems are of straight forward to moderate difficulty. 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. Key words: Hess's law, thermochemistry, enthalpy, heat, thermodynamics, calculations.
Chemistry: practicals - acid-base experiments for 11-13 year olds
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Chemistry: practicals - acid-base experiments for 11-13 year olds

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This resource contains 5 simple experiments that have been successfully used in the laboratory for students aged from 11-15 years of age. The aim, through simple experiments, is to encourage safe working with chemicals and familiarity with equipment. One experiment is based on the use of plastic burettes where students are asked to work out which solution is the strongest (most concentrated). The use of burettes adds the 'wow' factor for budding young Scientists. They will talk about it for weeks to come. The experiments are based around color change with common acids and bases and Universal Indicator. A short set of instructions explaining how to make a home made indicator is also included. The "effect f dilution...." resource helps the students link dilution to colour change of UI. The students like this one because it allows them to practice dilutions and observe colour change.
Anatomy - IGCSE: circulatory, digestive, endocrine system and the eyes: questions and diagrams
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Anatomy - IGCSE: circulatory, digestive, endocrine system and the eyes: questions and diagrams

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This resource consists of 7 worksheets made largely of diagrams that require labeling (heart, lungs, endocrine, digestive and the eye), some questions that require short answers and a cross word. This is that resource you struggle to find: some diagrams that can be labelled and then some questions to follow. This resource would suit a range of students depending on the national curricula (eg. IGCSE).
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).
Chemistry: Practical Careful choice of an indicator
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Chemistry: Practical Careful choice of an indicator

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This experiment gets students to compare pH titration data collected using different indicators. It shows the importance of choosing the correct indicator. The experiment(s) are easily carried out in 50 minutes and students can do up to 8 titrations during the class. Data is reported back to the teacher and the results shared with the wider class. Student feedback suggests this is a very useful practical and the repetitive nature of the experiment allows them to fine-tune their experimental skills. The practical will be useful for those studying acid-base chemistry and buffer systems. Students enrolled in AS-A2 Cambridge or A level courses would find this practical beneficial. Notes for the teacher are also included Key words: buffer, acid-base, equivalence point, buffer zone, practical, pKa, indicators.
Chemistry: Scientific English for Korean Students - Learning the English words used in Chemistry
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Chemistry: Scientific English for Korean Students - Learning the English words used in Chemistry

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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.