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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.
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: practical - MnO4 - oxalic acid and MnO4-Fe(II) titration
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Chemistry: practical - MnO4 - oxalic acid and MnO4-Fe(II) titration

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This resource consists of two experiments. The first is the permanganate - oxalic acid titration to standardise the permanagate. The second uses the permanganate solution to determine the concentration o f a solution of unknown concentration of Fe(II). These practicals would suit students in year 11-13 who have experience with titrations and REDOX chemistry. The resource has the template for data collation built into it. The resource is 4 pages long. 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: titration, oxalic acid, permanganate, iron, calculations, practical
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: lewis structure and molecular shapes-ws3
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Chemistry: lewis structure and molecular shapes-ws3

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This worksheet has 2 pages of problems (and answers) which require a Lewis structure and a molecular shape. Some of the questions ask students to compare molecule bond angles and explain why they differ. A set of notes with examples is included. This resource would be useful for students enrolled in Honors or AP.
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
Chemistry: Periodic table made fun (12-15 year olds) - material for 3-4 weeks worth of teaching
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Chemistry: Periodic table made fun (12-15 year olds) - material for 3-4 weeks worth of teaching

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This resource consists of all of the material a teacher would need to teach a 3-4 week topic on this most delightful of topics: the Periodic table. Most of the focus is on the PT trends, how it can be used to predict a property of an element or charge on an ion. The activities have been tried in my class over the past few years and the students feedback and improved grades suggest they add value. My bug bear as a Chemist is that the PT is often taught as "first 20 by rote" with little time spent showing students how they can use the PT to help answer questions or solve problems. The topic covers subatomic particles, electron configuration, formation of ions, compounds/molecules, reactions of group 1 and 2 metals with group 6 and 7 non-metals and the tests for H2, O2 and CO2. Resources include worksheets, cloze activities, starters, projects, identifying equipment activity and short tests. The “notes for teachers” outlines how I teach this subject for both low and higher ability students along with ideas of the projects I set the students. Some documents contain more than 1 worksheet or activity and some worksheets are 2 pages long. Additional slides have been included on balancing equations if the class is stronger. Either use them in this course or save for the following year. Some of this material appears in other resources at Drogchem's shop (eg balancing equations and funworders). 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.
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: 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).
AS Organic Chemistry for Cambridge (and IB): alkanes, alkenes, acids, esters, mechanisms etc
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AS Organic Chemistry for Cambridge (and IB): alkanes, alkenes, acids, esters, mechanisms etc

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This resource consists of a series of w/s with themed problems (and answers). There are 20 pages worth of material (2-4 page w/s) as well as the CIE learning objectives (2016) and the accompanying ppt slides (69 slides). Problems include naming and drawing compounds, writing mechanisms (SN1 and SN2), elucidating reaction schemes, geometric isomers, unknowns and definitions etc. updated 9 Nov (pptn was missing)
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: 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.
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.
Chemistry: test / worksheet - atomic structure
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Chemistry: test / worksheet - atomic structure

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This resource is two pages long and covers the following topics: atomic structure, balanced word and symbol equations, balancing a combustion reaction, interpreting electronic configuration, an electrolysis question (ZnBr2) and forming ionic compounds. It could be used as either a test or a worksheet. Answers are included. The level would be useful for entry level chemistry students
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.
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: balancing word and symbol equations involving metal salts with acid
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Chemistry: balancing word and symbol equations involving metal salts with acid

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There are two worksheets (with worked answers) and notes in this resource. WS1 focuses on word equations and limits reaction to those of oxides, hydroxides and carbonates. Notes are also provided. The intention is for students to get used to the idea of always writing down the salt and that water is the other product. WS2 asks students to balance the symbol equations. The equations are limited to acids reacting with oxides, carbonates and hydroxides. Both worksheets are also part of a larger resource called "Chemistry: balancing equations involving metals and their salts". This resource will suit students learning about balancing equations for the first time. 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: 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.
Chemistry: practical - Vitamin C analysis
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Chemistry: practical - Vitamin C analysis

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This resource contains student instructions to determine the vitamin C content of a commercial vitamin C tablet (or a Technician's unknown sample). There is an introduction outlining the different REDOX steps involved in the back titration, a data recording sheet and instructions for the Technician for the preparation of the different reagents. This practical would suit students who are studying REDOX chemistry in AS-A2 Cambridge or A-level courses.
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.