The Ideal Gas Equation

Following on with an earlier posting regarding the ideal gas equation, here is a link to the 'yteach' website that seems to be rapidly growing in popularity. It is a demo version but can still be easily and effectively used with your class. Please look at the top right hand corner of the web page - the slide you see if slide 1 or 22 so make sure you look at each slide! The website can be accessed by clicking here.

Ideal gases – teaching resource

The following you tube clip is a pretty good teaching resource. Personally, I have never been a big fan of this type of you tube clip but it is made by students and I would imagine that students around the world would find it useful as it helps visualise different components of the ideal gas equation. I would probably use it as an introduction before spending more time explaining the different parts of the equation in more detail. Enjoy! :mrgreen: NFqiFv6rVbA  

Putting together a set of labs (practicals)

So, as a new teacher to IB you are slowly getting your head around teaching topic 1, plus you have started dipping into internal assessment. There are in fact a number of earlier postings in this blog relating to marking students lab work using the IA criteria - just search for IA or Design or DCP, etc. You are probably beginning to wonder how you are going to come up with sixty hours of lab work - this can seem a little ...

Lab skills

So, you have taught your classes everything they need to know about moles and molarities. You have run over the IA criteria with them and have talked in depth about data presentation and errors. What next? Well, you are ready for a lab session - making a standard solution (of acid?) and then a titration to work out the concentration of an unknown alkali. There is just one problem - some students have never carried out a titration beofre. What do you do ...

Topic 1 – Calculating Empirical Formula Resources

Topic 1 - Quantitative Chemistry resources Here is a good website to help supplement your notes when it comes to the teaching of empirical formula using percentage composition data. It gives a couple of good worked examples for you. Click here to view the website: Here is a link to a website that contains a worksheet for your students to try. I would recommend printing it out (as it contains a link to the answers!). Click here to view the worksheet:  

Topic 1 – Quantitative Chemistry Resources (2)

Following on from yesterdays posting, another good resource that you may wish to share with your students can be found here: Click What I like about this website is that it contains brief and concise factual information that students find useful and it may be worth using it to supplement their notes. I wouldn't recommend using it solely as a teaching aid - I think that you need to delve a bit deeper in your teaching than what is found on the website. That ...

Topic 1 – Quantitative Chemistry Handy Resources

I wrote in a posting last week that I intend to spend time this academic year talking about different aspects of the IB course in approximately the order (and time) they are taught. I have made the assumption that you will have started teaching topic 1 - Quantitative Chemistry (and not topic 2 - Atomic Structure - this was also discussed in a previous post last week). Here is a link to a good website that gives you some free resources ...

Teaching Order

So, you, are a new teacher and need to teach IB for the first time. What do you teach first? For many teachers (probably all teachers) you will beginning with one of three topics.... ... either Topic 1 (Quantitative Chemistry), Topic 2 (atomic Structure) or Topic 11 (Measurement and Data Processing). All of these topics have some merit going first and there is no hard and fast answer to what you should do first. The needs of your students will probably also dictate ...