Cool resource for Physics and Chemistry

Monday, March 31st, 2014 | EMILY HALL | Comments Off on Cool resource for Physics and Chemistry

websiteI ran across this website a couple of years ago but for some reason didn’t use it at all.

On the site is a complete course in Chemistry and a complete course in Physics for high school level in Georgia, USA. They consist of a series of videos, one on each topic listed with note taking guides and study guides. The videos are only about half an hour long and come with a problem set based on the video.

I am going to trial one of these in class today and also show the girls the link in the hopes that they might use the videos at home for their own revision. I was thinking too it might be a good activity for them if I am away so they can still move forward with their learning even when I am not there. We have a set of netbooks they can use and watch the material on their own if the reliever doesn’t have a laptop to show the whole class at once.

Kahn Academy

Friday, September 16th, 2011 | hamvi58p | No Comments

This site has a vast number of resources covering much of your Y13 curriculum content… Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Maths (Calc and Stats) etc.  Useful tutorials to watch when you are sick of writing out your own study notes etc and just want to keep learning….


Monday, May 23rd, 2011 | KEV KNOWLES | No Comments

This achievement standard involves describing properties of aqueous systems using equilibrium principles.

Aqueous systems are limited to those in which proton transfer occurs and those involving a sparingly soluble ionic solid.

Properties of aqueous systems are related to the nature and the concentration of the species present in the solution. Description, explanation and application, or discussion of these properties may be qualitative and/or quantitative.

Qualitative evidence may include

  • correlation between acid or base strength, Ka and pH
  • relative equilibrium concentrations of dissolved species
  • variability in solubility of a sparingly soluble salt due to the formation of a complex ion, the addition of a common ion, or the reaction of a basic anion with added acid
  • features of titration curves including buffer region, equivalence point and selection of indicator (titrations of weak acids with weak bases are excluded)
  • the nature of buffer solutions.

Quantitative evidence includes calculations involving

  • Ka, Kw and pH limited to
    • solutions of bases, monoprotic acids and buffers
    • those in which the extent of reaction is small so that the equilibrium concentration of a dissolved weak acid can be approximated by the initial concentration, ie [HA] = c(HA)
    • pH at a particular point in a titration;
  • Ks and solubility limited to
    • AB, A2B and AB2 type solids where neither of the ions A or B react further with water
    • calculating the concentration of one ion given the other
    • calculating the solubility in water and in solutions already containing one of the ions A or B (a common ion)
    • predicting precipitation or dissolution.