Topic 2 and Topic 12 – Atomic Structure – Lab Ideas

Atomic structure is quite a difficult part of the course to carry out lab work, let alone assess IA. However, you may decide to use some time looking at the emission spectra of various elements. However, to do this you do not need to get hold of some emission tubes. Your physics department may be able to help - but be careful, in my old school we used to have a good number of emission tubes but it also involved live ...

Topic 2 – Atomic Structure – Electron Arrangement

I have got a bit side tracked lately with my blog posts but hopefully your teaching hasn't! Following on from this academics year theme, you will probably be finished (or alomost finished) with topic 2 / 12 - if you haven't the following links may be helpful. First some links for you - to help you make some teaching notes: Click here - OK, it is wikipedia but it is pretty good for supplementing your teaching notes Secondly, some links for the students: Click ...

Topic 2 – Atomic Structure – Student Resources

Following on from Fridays posting, here are some links to some good student resources that you may find useful to use with your classes: Atomic structure - this is a pretty good resource - a mind map showing all the key facts to do with the structure of the atom: http://chemactive.com/mindmaps/ib/2009/atomic_structure_mindmap.pdf Mass spectrometer - again, a pretty good worksheet on the mass spectrometer from the same website as a bove: http://chemactive.com/worksheets/ib/atomic_structure/WS2.2_the_mass_spectrometer.pdf And finally, a worksheet on electron configurations. Be careful with this resource though as ...

Topic 2 – Atomic Structure – Teacher Resources

Here are a few URL's that should help you with your teaching of topic 2, atomic structure. A time line outlining the development of the model of the atom - nice and simple but stright to the point. Very useful: http://atomictimeline.net/index.php A pretty gentle introduction to the mass spectrometer - I love this siter. It does not bang and whizz but it is easy to follow and to the point. More able students like it as well but weaker students do find it ...

Topic 2 – Atomic Structure – The Mass Spectrometer

So, you have covered the structure of the atom - pretty simple stuff, eh? Now you move onto the mass spectrometer. This can be harder, I mean, how many schools actually have one of these machines? You may be lucky enough to be close to a university and arrange a trip there. If not, you will have to stick to your teaching and maybe a video, such as the one below. J-waooOo-qm  

Atomic Structure – Unit 2

Att his point in time you will probably have finished (or nearly finished) topic 1, quantitative chemistry. Hopefully this has gone well and you are now beginnig to think / plan topic 2 - Atomic Structure. Topic 2 can be split up into the following core / standard level topics: The atom The mass spectrometer Electron arrangement Higher level also goes on the cover in more detail: Electron arrangement From my experience, the topic of the atom is quite straight forward. The mass ...

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 ...