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Testing a video link

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16/05/2014 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

First 20 Elements Jigsaw

See how well you know the positions of the first 20 elements. How quickly can you complete the jigsaw?

An alternative game:

http://chemistry2.csudh.edu/ptablegames/startptablelevel1.html

20/08/2012 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Grangemouth Refinery Video

Grangemouth Refinery

24/11/2011 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Revision of Higher Unit 1(a)

As we’ve just been over Unit 1(a), here is an online course covering most of 1(a):

Can you spot the parts of Unit 1(a) that are missing from these units?

04/09/2011 Posted by | 5CH41H (2011-2012) | Leave a comment

Meet the Elements

01/09/2011 Posted by | 1CH42 (2011-2012), 1CH43 (2011-2012), 2CH42 (2011-2012), Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Elements Song

01/09/2011 Posted by | 1CH42 (2011-2012), 1CH43 (2011-2012), 2CH42 (2011-2012), Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Safety Song

New year – time to remind you all about safety. Here’s a song to help.

25/08/2011 Posted by | 1CH42 (2011-2012), 1CH43 (2011-2012), 2CH42 (2011-2012), 3CH51 (2011-2012), 4CH41 (2011-2012), 5CH41H (2011-2012), Chemistry Club, Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Winner of 2CH44 Acid Rain Presentation

09/06/2011 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

F3 Titrations

This video is the same titration we are doing in the lab – but we don’t do the back titration at the end.

26/03/2011 Posted by | 3CH51 (2011-2012), 5CH41H (2011-2012), Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Staff set alight in aid of Comic Relief

24/03/2011 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Fantastic Bonding Video

The Chemistry homework was to compare and contrast ionic and covalent bonding. Two pupils produced a musical, another produced  this video. Enjoy!



24/03/2011 Posted by | 3CH51 (2011-2012), 4CH41 (2011-2012), 4CH53 (2011-2012), 5CH41H (2011-2012), Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Revise SG Chemistry with iPhone and iPad app

The InQuizitor app combines question and answer sessions with gameplay rewards. It only costs £1.79.

Special offer – now only 59p!

They say:

“InQuizitor helps you game your way to exam success. Play curriculum based quizzes combined with some challenging mini games to make your study time a lot more fun and effective. Win bonuses by answering quickly and correctly, earn more game time and watch your scores increase as you hardwire vital exam information into your brain.”

23/03/2011 Posted by | 3CH51 (2011-2012), 4CH41 (2011-2012), 4CH53 (2011-2012) | 1 Comment

Solution Mining of Salt

We mentioned solution mining in class, but didn’t include much detail. Here is some more information:

21/03/2011 Posted by | 1CH42 (2011-2012), 1CH43 (2011-2012), Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Comic Relief

As I watched Comic Relief on Friday, I realised 4CH31 had raised enough to restore the sight of a child and pay for another child to attend primary school for a whole year. 1CH42 raised enough to pay for two children to go to primary school for the next year. Well done. Read about Chep and Sunday here:

21/03/2011 Posted by | 1CH42 (2011-2012), 4CH41 (2011-2012) | Leave a comment

Salbutamol Podcast (Ventolin Blue Inhaler)

Plenty of people use Ventolin inhalers and I used to ensure the quality of the Salbutamol that goes into it. Here is a podcast from the Royal Society of Chemistry.

Salbutamol (Ventolin) Podcast 



27/02/2011 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Bakelite Podcast

We’ve looked at thermosetting synthetic polymers and now here is a podcast about the first, Bakelite.

Bakelite Podcast

27/02/2011 Posted by | 5CH41H (2011-2012) | Leave a comment

My Favourite Chemistry Animation

And here’s my favourite biology one:

21/02/2011 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

pH of Rain at School

The pH of rain at the school will be updated every Tuesday and is available from the following link:

10/02/2011 Posted by | 2CH42 (2011-2012) | Leave a comment

Salt Podcast

Salt Podcast

Here is an introduction to salt from the Royal Society of Chemistry.

10/02/2011 Posted by | 1CH42 (2011-2012), 1CH43 (2011-2012) | Leave a comment

Hydrolysing and Making Fats

Hydrolysing Fats:

http://www.absorblearning.com/media/attachment.action?quick=124&att=2733

Making Fats (the reverse process):

http://www.absorblearning.com/media/attachment.action?quick=123&att=2731

02/02/2011 Posted by | 5CH41H (2011-2012) | Leave a comment

Gases in the Air Poem

28/01/2011 Posted by | 1CH42 (2011-2012), 1CH43 (2011-2012), 2CH42 (2011-2012) | 1 Comment

Unit 2 Functional Groups

We’ve met a lot of functional groups in Unit 2, so here is a song to help us remember them all.

20/01/2011 Posted by | 5CH41H (2011-2012) | Leave a comment

SQA Advice for Higher Chemistry

Higher chemistry candidates’ responses to practical test questions (or PPAs) were “very poorly done” last year, suggesting some of them had “no experience” of various experiments.

The assessors commented: “In some centres, the benefits of effective teaching and learning with respect to PPAs were clearly evident, with large numbers of candidates producing very sharply focused answers; in other centres, however, many answers still suggest that the candidates have absolutely no experience of the PPA.”

Schools were also advised to do more to prepare Higher pupils for problem- solving questions and those which required more detailed explanations. Candidates could also improve their grade through “more attention to the rote-learning of the chemical knowledge on the course”.

Pupils were also reminded of the need to use their calculators correctly, especially if brackets were involved.

From: http://www.tes.co.uk/article.aspx?storycode=6067081

16/01/2011 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Ionic Bonding

See how well you manage to define ionic bonding.

http://www.what2learn.com/games/embed/63390

10/12/2010 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Methane Podcast

Here is a short podcast on methane from Chemistry World

Methane Podcast

02/12/2010 Posted by | 3CH51 (2011-2012), 4CH41 (2011-2012), 4CH53 (2011-2012), 5CH41H (2011-2012) | Leave a comment

Daniel Radcliffe reveals himself to be a closet chemist.

Daniel Radcliffe sings the Elements Song

30/11/2010 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Addition Polymerisation Animation

Here’s a flash animation showing addition polymerisation.

28/11/2010 Posted by | 4CH41 (2011-2012), 4CH53 (2011-2012) | Leave a comment

Oil Products

Review of  the properties of oil, and what combustion, fractions and the properties of alkanes and alkenes are. This is an overview of Topics 5 and 6 (and may be useful as a reminder for Higher).

03/11/2010 Posted by | 3CH51 (2011-2012), 5CH41H (2011-2012) | Leave a comment

Leaded Petrol

QI help us with our Higher Chemistry:

29/10/2010 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Moles

If a mole of moles were digging a mole of holes, what would you see? 

19/10/2010 Posted by | 5CH41H (2011-2012), Uncategorized | 4 Comments

Equal volumes of gases…

Avogadro’s Hypothesis

05/10/2010 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Hydrogen Bonding Karaoke

At last – hydrogen bonding through the medium of song:

02/10/2010 Posted by | 5CH41H (2011-2012) | Leave a comment

Happy Birthday C60

Just as we were looking at the structure of Buckminsterfullerene (C60), Google have celebrated the 25th anniversary of the discovery of fullerene, the so-called “Buckyball.”

01/10/2010 Posted by | 5CH41H (2011-2012) | Leave a comment

Water Podcast

As we’ve been looking at the bonding and properties of water, here’s a recent podcast:

Water Podcast

01/10/2010 Posted by | 5CH41H (2011-2012) | Leave a comment

Oil Formation Animation

Oil Formation (sensible version)

 

Formation of Oil (less sensible)

  

28/09/2010 Posted by | 3CH51 (2011-2012) | Leave a comment

Waterfall for iPhone

We’ve been looking at the structure of ice – here’s a game to help you remember how it all goes together.

The ice caps are melting, you have to rebuild them one water molecule at a time!
Waterfall is a simple, fun, and highly addictive game that teaches you about ice and nanoscience.

 http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/waterfall/id372513906?mt=8

22/09/2010 Posted by | 5CH41H (2011-2012) | Leave a comment

A question of bonding

Why is he right to be afraid of the water?  

Click for a clue

21/09/2010 Posted by | 5CH41H (2011-2012) | Leave a comment

Hypnosis

Last night a hypnotist convinced me I was a dull grey malleable metal with an atomic number of 82.

I’m easily lead.

21/09/2010 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Ionic, Covalent and Polar Covalent Bonding

This animation looks at the differences between the three. When they talk about an octet of electrons, they mean a full outer shell.

21/09/2010 Posted by | 5CH41H (2011-2012) | Leave a comment

Confused about Ionic, Covalent and Polar Bonds?

The “E.N.D.” they refer to is electronegativity difference. If the difference in elcetronegativity is very small or zero, then you have a pure covalent bond. As the difference in elctrongativity increases, the bond gets more polar (e.g. HCl, ΔE.N. = 0.9) until you end up with pure ionic bonding (e.g. NaCl, ΔE.N. = 2.1).

21/09/2010 Posted by | 5CH41H (2011-2012) | Leave a comment

van der Waal’s Forces

Geckos can climb glass thanks to van der Waals forces - see how they arise.

17/09/2010 Posted by | 5CH41H (2011-2012) | Leave a comment

Conducting Electricity

We know metals and graphite conduct electricity – here is an explanation of how they do that, before we go on to look at their structure in more detail.

Metals

 

Graphite

     

14/09/2010 Posted by | 5CH41H (2011-2012) | Leave a comment

Uses of Crude Oil Fractions

Quick overview of uses of fractions

13/09/2010 Posted by | 3CH51 (2011-2012), Uncategorized | Leave a comment

New Look for Dr T Chemistry Blog

I’ve changed the look to try to use more of the screen. If this doesn’t work for you, tell me about it by submitting a comment (comments will not appear on the blog).

08/09/2010 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Metals Revision Lesson

As we near the end of Topic 11, here is a revision lesson you can work through at your own pace.

08/09/2010 Posted by | 4CH41 (2011-2012), 4CH53 (2011-2012) | Leave a comment

Blast Furnace

Here is a link to an animation that will take you through a Blast Furnace. This is worth looking at just for the fantastic accent.

03/09/2010 Posted by | 4CH41 (2011-2012), 4CH53 (2011-2012) | Leave a comment

Covalent Bond Tutorial

Here is a tutorial with interactive flash animation for the formation of a covalent bond. I’d recommend pages 1-9 for everyone and the rest for those that want to understand it a little deeper.

31/08/2010 Posted by | 3CH51 (2011-2012) | Leave a comment

Structure of the Atom and Isotopes

We’ve just been over these and here are some interactive units to help you revise:

30/08/2010 Posted by | 3CH51 (2011-2012) | Leave a comment

Hazard Symbols

Once you’ve learnt all of the hazard symbols we did in class, how quickly can you identify the whole set:

26/08/2010 Posted by | 1CH42 (2011-2012), 1CH43 (2011-2012), 2CH42 (2011-2012) | Leave a comment

Welcome to 2010/2011

Welcome to the new school year. I’ve tidied up last year’s posts and left a few of general interest.

Homework is listed in the homework tab above.

25/08/2010 Posted by | Uncategorized | 1 Comment

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