Infographics explain solubility

We live in the age of infographics. My students love them and so do I because if well designed they have the power  to...

Teaching approaches to learning (ATL) using Alloys

Encouraging students to view learning as something that they “do for themselves in a proactive way, rather than as a covert event that happens...

Communication as an approach to learning (ATL)

Communication is an important approach to learning because being able to  communicate your understanding well is important for success in all academic disciplines. Being...

International mindededness – the story of ozone

One strength of the IB Chemistry syllabus is the environment theme that runs through each topic. This provides a rich opportunity for contexualising important...

A teachable moment

The crash of both the Virgin Galactic space craft during a trial flight and the crash of the unmanned rocket that was to resupply...

Unpacking the problem solving process

  My year one class are working on Topic 1 Stoichiometric Relationship. I have been using these particular problems for years because my students...

Trends in ionization energy

Today my students created their own explanations for the trends and discontinuities in first ionisation energies across a period and down a group. Using...

Unpacking the mark scheme

Knowing how to interpret a mark scheme and how to use it as a tool to help test taking is an important skill. Rather...

Realms of influence and concern

Teacher feedback helps students reflect on their strengths and areas of growth. However, much deeper, more personal reflection and growth can occur if students...

Salt

Don’t you just love it when Chemistry inspires poetry. Thank you Aditi! do not fear the night it is merely the rotation of the...

Salt

Don’t you just love it when Chemistry inspires poetry. Thank you...