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I taught chemistry for 25 years. I now provide tuition online. I just like nicely produced, imaginative resources.

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I taught chemistry for 25 years. I now provide tuition online. I just like nicely produced, imaginative resources.
Ionic bonding animation
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Ionic bonding animation

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A simple animation to jazz up ionic bonding a little: covers sodium fluoride, magnesium fluoride and lithium oxide. Short and sweet. Just double click on ionic bonding.html and it will run in your web browser. If it’s too small, just zoom in with browser controls.
Covalent bonding
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Covalent bonding

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I have made a cartoon of dot cross type diagrams for all of the structures on the AQA specification. Simple double click on the covalent bonding.html file and it runs in your browser. Its nice and colourful, big and bold (zoom in with your browser to make it as big as possible). Could use around the whiteboard, or for independent study at a computer. It’s not intended as a whole lesson, but as a useful resource that can be revisited a number of times with a class to reinforce what they need to know for the exam. Could be starter or plenary or interlude. Please note: in order to provide a rich interactive experience, my drag & drop resources are mini-web sites local to your computer. After unzipping, they comprise a folder containing the main .html file and another folder containing the graphic resources and my coding to make the resource work. Double click on the .html file and the resource will work. If, however , you move or delete any of the files from this hierarchy, the resource will not work.
Electrophilic addition animation with narration.
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Electrophilic addition animation with narration.

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Dig the funky accent. Please note: in order to provide a rich interactive experience, my resources are mini-web sites local to your computer. After unzipping, they comprise a folder containing the main .html file and another folder containing the graphic resources and my coding to make the resource work. Double click on the .html file and the resource will work. If, however , you move or delete any of the files from this hierarchy, the resource will not work.
Zinc electrode
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Zinc electrode

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I made a tiny cartoon to contrast the action of a zinc electrode as an electrochemical cell or as in electrolysis. Double click on 'zinc electrode.html"
The disappearing cross experiment simulation
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The disappearing cross experiment simulation

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I have made a simulation of this experiment at four different temperatures. Double click on the “disappearing cross copy.html” file and there it is in your web browser. Students time the cross disappearing, after someone presses the button and shouts go. Saves a nasty experiment with hot solutions and sulfur dioxide. Use over and over again. You can make it huge by using the browser zoom controls. Please note: in order to provide a rich interactive experience, my resources are mini-web sites local to your computer. After unzipping, they comprise a folder containing the main .html file and another folder containing the graphic resources and my coding to make the resource work. Double click on the .html file and the resource will work. If, however , you move or delete any of the files from this hierarchy, the resource will not work.
Fuel cell animation
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Fuel cell animation

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A simple cartoon with half equations. Electrode labels now correct! I have now added positive charges to the hydrogen atom cores/hydrogen ions. The you tube version adds a funky beat.
Nucleophilic substitution mechanism cut'n'stick.
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Nucleophilic substitution mechanism cut'n'stick.

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A cut and stick exercise to help reinforce this very important concept. Students cut out the pieces and arrange the pieces to give the correct mechanism. Prepares students for those five mark questions where they often lose marks. Other mechanisms to come plus drag and drop versions, so watch this space…
Bond Fission cartoon
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Bond Fission cartoon

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I have made a little interactive cartoon thingy to reinforce or introduce the two types of bond fission, heterolysis and homolysis. Just click on the bond fission html file and it opens in your browser. You can make it huge using the browser zoom controls. 19.9.19- apologies the file previously uploaded was done in error. It should now work
Functional groups in organic chemistry
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Functional groups in organic chemistry

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I set this to a funky beat, in an attempt to aid memory. Play it over and over again. If it’s too large to download, you could play it directly from this page, pressing the fill screen button. Why not play it at the end of many lessons, getting students to chant the names of the functional groups as they appear? A real process of learning.
Particles Animation
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Particles Animation

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I made a tiny, simple little interactive animation thingy to illustrate particles in a clunky kind of way. Just the three states of matter. Please note: in order to provide a rich interactive experience, my interactive resources are mini-web sites local to your computer. After unzipping, they comprise a folder containing the main .html file and another folder containing the graphic resources and my coding to make the resource work. Double click on the .html file and the resource will work in your web browser… If, however , you move or delete any of the files from this hierarchy, the resource will not work. stdobbs.com ©D&D production
Narrated GCSE Reflection.
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Narrated GCSE Reflection.

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Whacky narrated video showing how to answer the ‘draw a ray diagram to show the formation of an image by a plane mirror’ type question.
Hooke's Law simulation
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Hooke's Law simulation

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I have made a wacky simulation of the extending spring experiment. Opens in your browser. Press the buttons to add the masses. Measure the spring. Please note: in order to provide a rich interactive experience, my interactive resources are mini-web sites local to your computer. After unzipping, they comprise a folder containing the main .html file and another folder containing the graphic resources and my coding to make the resource work. Double click on the .html file and the resource will work. If, however , you move or delete any of the files from this hierarchy, the resource will not work. stdobbs.com ©D&D production