Pedagogy

“No Woman No Cry! No Woman No Cry!!”

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No woman no cry/ No woman no cry…so starts the famous Bob Marley song. But what was it doing in my chemistry lessons? . . . → Read More: “No Woman No Cry! No Woman No Cry!!”

MYP Chemistry, MYP Science

TISA Hot Air Ballooneys: Analyzing Fuels & Making Hot Air Balloons

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A video of my MYP Year 4 students analyzing their fuels for their hot air balloons and making their hot air balloon out of tissue paper. . . . → Read More: TISA Hot Air Ballooneys: Analyzing Fuels & Making Hot Air Balloons

Pedagogy

No Chemistry…No Love!

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IB Diploma Chemistry introductory PowerPoint presentation I would have started off an academic year with…and it’s all about love…for the love of the subject! 🙂 . . . → Read More: No Chemistry…No Love!

MYP Chemistry, MYP Science

TISA Hot Air Ballooneys: How to Make a Tissue-paper Hot Air Balloon

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Detailed instructions on how to make a tissue-paper hot air balloon. . . . → Read More: TISA Hot Air Ballooneys: How to Make a Tissue-paper Hot Air Balloon

MYP Chemistry, MYP Science

TISA Hot Air Ballooneys: Race to Enter & Fuel Analysis

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Deciding on the Ballooney Baku “race” to enter their tissue-paper hot air balloon in, identifying the kind of fuel necessary to win the race, and analyzing the fuels. . . . → Read More: TISA Hot Air Ballooneys: Race to Enter & Fuel Analysis

MYP Chemistry, MYP Science

TISA Hot Air Ballooneys Go For Ballooney Baku

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This is how a series of lessons, using flying tissue-paper, hot-air balloons as a stimulus for a study of Fuels and Energy in MYP year four Science, began at The International School of Azerbaijan in Baku, Azerbaijan. . . . → Read More: TISA Hot Air Ballooneys Go For Ballooney Baku

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Preparing for a Cracker of a Lesson

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Video of my buddy Andy and I playing with fire crackers, testing out a demonstration before performing in front of students. . . . → Read More: Preparing for a Cracker of a Lesson

Chemistry, Enrichment Activities, IB Diploma Chemistry

Pop The Magic Corn

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What gives popcorn its pop? . . . → Read More: Pop The Magic Corn

Pedagogy

Speed: Nothing You Can’t Take

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When I used to teach, I would begin a topic with a multi-media PowerPoint presentation to introduce the topic and for a few other reasons, one of which was to get some laughter from the students!

Guess what topic this was an introduction to? Follow the link to find out!

. . . → Read More: Speed: Nothing You Can’t Take

Chemistry, Enrichment Activities, IB Diploma Chemistry

The Burning Issue of a Candle

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A simple experiment involving inversion of a conical flask over burning a candle in a dissection tray with some water can be a stimulus for open-ended, really really fun, science problem, covering some fundamental high school chemistry, which is very very challenging to both students and teachers alike. . . . → Read More: The Burning Issue of a Candle