Student Resources

The ABC’s of Chemistry Symbols

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Chemistry, not unlike its less popular cousin, Physics ( 😀 ), uses many symbols and they can be pretty confusing. Especially, when their meaning changes with just the type (regular or italicized) or the case (upper or lower case) of the font.

How well do you know them? Test your knowledge here.

. . . → Read More: The ABC’s of Chemistry Symbols

Chemistry, Enrichment Activities, IB Diploma Chemistry

Crystal Clear Magic…in Chemistry

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When crystals in the Chemistry lab interact, it’s not always crystal clear what is happening…unless you know Chemistry! . . . → Read More: Crystal Clear Magic…in Chemistry

Chemistry, Enrichment Activities, IB Diploma Chemistry

Speaking Volumes…in Chemistry

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When liquids interact, there’s lots to talk about in Chemistry. In this particular challenge, my students had to figure out what happens when two liquids are mixed. . . . → Read More: Speaking Volumes…in Chemistry

Chemistry, Enrichment Activities, IB Diploma Chemistry

The Gunpowder Challenge: The Explosive Meet

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Gunpowder chemistry in the classroom! My first year IB Chemistry students prepare gunpowder mixture and test them. The results, of course, are quite dramatic! . . . → Read More: The Gunpowder Challenge: The Explosive Meet

Chemistry, Enrichment Activities, IB Diploma Chemistry

Mole Challenge: Can You Burrow Through This?

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How do we count things that cannot be counted directly, such as the number of sand grains in the Sahara desert? And what does that have anything to do with Chemistry? . . . → Read More: Mole Challenge: Can You Burrow Through This?

Pedagogy

Teach to Learn; Learn to Teach

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Are you a teacher and want to improve the learning outcomes of your students?

If you do, you also need to be learning, constantly, by looking for, and trying out, new ways of delivering your lessons.

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Crowdrise Holiday Challenge:…Teach a Man to Fish…

Crowdrise Holiday Challenge fundraising drive. The fund collected will be used to setup a fishery in our project site. . . . → Read More: Crowdrise Holiday Challenge:…Teach a Man to Fish…

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Why Discrepant Events?

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Why use discrepant events in Science teaching? Links to article describing the use of discrepant events and links to more discrepant events. . . . → Read More: Why Discrepant Events?

Chemistry, IB Diploma Chemistry

Intro & Contents: IBDP Chemistry Discrepant Events

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How I used discrepant events in my IB Diploma Chemistry lessons and links to videos of some of them. . . . → Read More: Intro & Contents: IBDP Chemistry Discrepant Events

Chemistry, MYP Chemistry, MYP Physics, MYP Science, Physics

Intro & Contents: MYP 4-5 Discrepant Events

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How I used discrepant events in my IB MYP years 4 and 5 Science lessons and links to videos of some of them. . . . → Read More: Intro & Contents: MYP 4-5 Discrepant Events