Your site is very helpful, I use the resources and ideas a lot. The discussions on philosophy and how to teach some concepts are great as I have only one chemistry colleague and he is in his first year.

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Updated version of the 2014 Guide

Tuesday 17 March 2015

Almost exactly one year after the new Chemistry 2014 Guide was published (for first assessment in 2016) an updated version has just appeared... more

A nitrogen-free explosive

Monday 9 March 2015

Have you ever wonder exactly why airlines are so wary of passengers carrying more than 100 cm3 of liquids on board airplanes?Poster produced... more

Problems with the new data booklet radii.

Thursday 12 February 2015

Part of Table 8 from the IB data book for 2009 onwardsOne of the fundamental tenets of the Nature of Science is that a scientific theory is... more

A different type of 'bucky ball'

Monday 9 February 2015

Most IB teachers and students will know that ‘bucky ball’ is a slang term for the C60 molecule, buckminsterfullerene, which is covered in... more

Chemical misconceptions

Wednesday 28 January 2015

We’ve all come across chemical misconceptions and part of our job as chemistry teachers it to try to combat them. For example, would you eat... more

A problem with scandium

Tuesday 16 December 2014

(Note: This blog was first written in February 2013 and referred to the 2007 programme (for last exams in 2015). See the update added at the... more

Be careful when you do a demonstration

Tuesday 11 November 2014

The reaction of sodium with water is often demonstrated by a teacher as it is not recommended that students do the reaction for themselves.... more

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