Posts Tagged ‘L6 CHE 1’

Thursday – Good luck AS Chemists!

May 20, 2010

A chinese good-luck knot

I’m reliably informed (by the internet) that this is a Chinese good-luck knot. Although I know that it’s your hard work and revision that will see you through the unit 1 exam tomorrow…


Friday – the best choice for revision

May 14, 2010

Attention all AS/A2 chemists – Click the image above to link straight to the BestChoice revision site that you’ve all been using to excellent effect.

Monday – Save the ozone layer!

May 3, 2010

The ozone layer and how it is damaged by CFCs is something that comes up in AS chemistry and GCSE physics and chemistry. Find out more here, here and here.

Thursday – get ready!

March 11, 2010

Next week is science and engineering week – not just in our school but all over the country. Lots of really fun activities and events will be happening. Details to follow.

In the meantime, here are a couple of sites that some of you might like to visit:

Doc Brown’s Chemistry Revision – Amazing site with so much detail including A-level

S-Cool GCSE – Decent revision site for GCSE physicists needing a little extra help

Thursday – anyone for organic chemistry?

February 25, 2010

L61 are doing some pretty serious organic chemistry at the moment. We spoke a little about aldehydes and ketones today, click on the images to find out more about them. Follow this link to watch a brief video about distillation and this one to find out about reflux heating.

For all those to whom that sounds like total greek, here’s a nice picture of some horses that I saw over half-term:

Wild ponies

Monday – Welcome back!

February 22, 2010

Apologies for failing miserably at posting over half-term. I was saving my energy for some really excellent posts now that we’re back at school. First of all, here’s a video for you:

A nice reversible reaction, which I’ll dedicate to 5 Che, L6 1 and L6 2 (who helped me film it).

Friday – Do elephants walk or run?

February 12, 2010

They walk/run apparently, according to research published in the Journal of Experimental Biology…

… Who knew? Slow day science news wise as you can see! In other news my cold is still causing me annoyance but rather less discomfort and half-term starts tomorrow. I will be posting next week, so do check back if you have a spare moment. Enjoy the break!

Oh, I almost forgot – 5 Phy and L6 chemists, I’ve updated my wiki site to include even more notes to help you with your revision.

Thursday – aaaaachooo!

February 11, 2010

I’ve gone and got myself a dose of these little blighters up my nose…

…cold viruses and they’re making me feel rather rotten. I’ll soldier on! Very little happened in lessons thanks to all the snow, so all I have to say is: L6 Che 1 – don’t forget to finish that equilibria prep over 1/2 term

Monday – Bird watching

February 8, 2010

Lessons today: L6 CHE 1 – we started looking at 2.7 chemical equilibria; 5 PHY – you did a practical on resistance and you’re revising for the P5 test on Thursday; and 5 CHE – you’re practicing your calculations.

Away from academic things, a rather sad incident today made me consider the local wildlife…

Herring gulls might seem like a nuisance and I know there seem to be millions of them but they’re actually on the RSPB’s red list as their numbers have declined by more than half in the last 25 years!

And Parakeets, those beautiful bright green birds that can be seen in trees around the school grounds, are invaders from another continent, so should they be here? Do they threaten native birds?

Monday – Business as usual

February 1, 2010

Very busy day for me today I’m afraid, so don’t expect the most riveting post ever. Here’s an old but sill good photo…


And here’s what happened in lessons today:

L6 Che 1 – We raced through some notes on solubility and hydration and you lot managed to do a lightning fast practical. Good job! Don’t forget test on thursday!

5 Phy – We finally finished our work on refraction with a little bit of dispersion. You can look forward to a practical on Friday but make sure you get the P5g Qs on p181 done.

5 Che – We looked at the notes on titrations and I deserted you for the last half of the lesson while you finished them off. Your prep was to do the C5d Qs on p180.