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Some great Chemistry revision sites

SYLLABUS:

The full syllabus for Cambridge (CIE) 0620 IGCSE Chemistry is here.

PAST PAPERS:

IGCSE Centre has all the past exam papers and mark schemes from 2002 onwards, IGCSEWorld has many too. AceThem and ExtremePapers also have past exam papers with mark schemes. At AOLpapers you can download all the past papers, markschemes, examiner reports etc from 2008 – 2015. There are many other sites that keep opening and closing – just remember our syllabus for IGCSE Chemistry is Cambridge (CIE) 0620.

PRACTICE EXAM QUESTIONS & WORKSHEETS:

Mister Guch for Chemistry worksheets and mark schemes, as well as Chemactive.

Doc Brown’s site is full of quizzes, worksheets, crosswords and other good stuff, just scroll down to find what you want but wear your dark glasses – it’s colourful!

You can practise balancing chemical equations here – and it’s fun (honestly).

TUTORIALS & TESTS:

GCSE Bitesize for tutorials, tests, video clips and other activities. You’ll have to search to find the right topic but it’s there.

S-cool for tutorials, tests and revision sheets by topic.

IntelEducation for tutorials and tests by topic from Skoool.

GCSE Science for tutorials, quizzes & revision questions.

A Quantitative Chemistry quiz – for teams or individuals.

VIDEOS:

Cambridge Home School has a large range of videos covering IGCSE Chemistry

As does IGCSE Tube

Socratic Chemistry has a huge collection of videos explaining every Chemistry topic (a lot is applicable to IB Chemistry – so more detailed than we need).

Cambridge Home School has a large range of videos covering IGCSE Chemistry, as does IGCSE Tube

Freesciencelessons – lessons for AQA Biology, Chemistry and Physics.

REVISION NOTES:

Accelerated Study Notesif you don’t like our revision guide (above), try these.

ANIMATIONS:

Fantastic interactive simulations from PhET (University of Colorado) – just choose the topic & have a play.

INFOGRAPHICS:

From ‘the chemistry of chocolate’ to ‘the aroma of new cars’, compound interest has superb infographics on all sorts of everyday chemical compounds.

DEFINITIONS of science & engineering terms.

Some great Chemistry apps.

CIE IGCSE Chemistry complete notes from Samiya

CIE IGCSE Chemistry – Paper 6 flashcards from Samiya

Some great Biology revision sites

SYLLABUS:

The full syllabus for Cambridge (CIE) 0610 IGCSE Biology is here

This is the Learner Guide for IGCSE Biology from Cambridge and this is their interactive Learner Overview.

PAST PAPERS:

IGCSE Centre has all the past exam papers and mark schemes from 2002 onwards, IGCSEWorld has many too. AceThem and ExtremePapers also have past exam papers with mark schemes. At AOLpapers you can download all the past papers, markschemes, examiner reports etc from 2008 – 2015. There are many other sites that keep opening and closing – just remember our syllabus for IGCSE Biology is Cambridge (CIE) 0610.

PRACTICE EXAM QUESTIONS:

Biology IGCSE Questionbank for exam question practice by topic and with the answers. There’s other stuff there too.

TUTORIALS & TESTS:

GCSE Bitesize for tutorials, tests, video clips and other activities. You’ll have to search to find the right topic but it’s there.

S-cool for tutorials, tests and revision sheets by topic.

IntelEducation for tutorials and tests by topic from Skoool.

Mr Exham IGCSE revision – some excellent revision material here including some great powerpoints (but bear in mind these are for Edexcel IGCSE Biology, so there are slight differences in content).

IGCSE Biology Vocab at Memrise – helps you to revise key vocabulary items from the Edexcel course. Other subjects are also there.

VIDEOS:

Click4Biology – short video lessons covering IGCSE Biology topics (some in more detail than we need; some topics we don’t need).

Socratic Biology has a huge collection of videos explaining every Biology topic (a lot is applicable to IB Biology – so more detailed than we need).

Ms Cooper’s IGCSE Biology – over 30 videos and counting.

Mr Dare iGCSE Biology videos – lessons on almost 30 topics.

Freesciencelessons – lessons for AQA Biology, Chemistry and Physics.

REVISION NOTES:

Accelerated Study Notes – if you don’t like our revision notes, try these.

Biology Notes for IGCSE 2014 – does exactly that and more.

iGCSE Biology – a site to help students with the Edexcel iGCSE Biology course.

You can also buy revision notes at Stuvia and Scribd.

ANIMATIONS:

Over 200 medical animations that include fertilisation, ovulation, birth, heart anatomy, effects of smoking & high cholesterol.

DEFINITIONS of science & engineering terms.

Some revision games. This one is Alien Abduction and covers vocabulary linked to plants:

Play this game on the what2learn site

There are more games at the bottom of this page (zombie attack is my favourite).

IGCSE Biology Revision Quiz – organisms and life processes from mrexham

Here’s a nice powerpoint that revises a number of topics:

GCSE AQA BIOLOGY UNIT 2 from lordvoldermort123

Revision Notes & other powerpoints

CIE IGCSE Biology complete notes from Samiya

Flash cards for igcse biology from Sachu Rajan

CIE IGCSE Biology flashcards from Samiya

Igcse revision checklist biology. from biologia, geologia , poesía , vida,

Igcse biology concepts revision chapter 1 to 8 from King Ali

Glossary:

Igcse bio from Sony Digity

Plants Revision:

IGCSE Biology Revision Quiz – Plant Physiology from mrexham

Fantastic IB Biology sites

BioKnowledgy – a simply wonderful IB Biology blog – EVERYTHING you need is there. Hats off to Chris Paine (at Dulwich College, Shangai).

Mr Rott’s Science Room – great IB Biology resources: videos, notes and lectures from Dan Rott, Tualatin High School, Tanzania.

Romyfriedmanbiology – presentations, flashcards of definitions, video & other resources from Romy Friedman, at Beijing City International School (BCIS).

Mrs Kathy Morton, Richwoods High School, IB Bio resources – notes, quizzes, presentations & linked activities for every sub-topic (up to topic 6 so far).

Biology for Life – go to syllabus 2016 – the assessment statements link to class notes, notes templates, presentations & news items (very much a work in progress – if you can’t find the topic you want now, check back in a few weeks). From Gretel von Bargen, Skyline High School, Washington.

Mr Exham IB – not a lot there yet, but his IGCSE & A level coverage is fantastic.

IB Biology homepage from The Open Door Web Site – not specific to IB but lots of relevant info, especially on Biology skills.

IBWorldMe – notes on most of the topics, some with links to activities & videos.

Biozone – stuck for Bio resources, just chose your topic under Biolinks and you’re sure to find a useful site.

SYLLABUS

For the complete IB Biology guide for the new syllabus (first exams in 2016), click here.

PAST PAPERS

IBDP past papers are relatively easy to find but sites with them on close down frequently or are forced to remove them once the IB finds out. Here is one site: free exam papers.

IB Blueprint has lots of videos that talk you through exam questions – only you can decide how useful they are.

REVISION NOTES

IBWorldMe – notes on most of the topics with links to activities & videos

Mrs Kathy Morton, Richwoods High School, IB Bio resources – notes for every sub-topic (up to topic 6 so far)

BioNinja – updated for the new syllabus coming.

VIDEOS (tutorials/podcasts/lessons)

Misterleescience – videos covering the old syllabus & 44 new ones being added. From Alex Lee (and his students) at Seisen International School, Tokyo.

Dan Rott videos – great IB Biology lectures from Dan Rott, Tualatin High School, Tanzania (many topics covered).

SCScienceVid – videos covering the old SL topics & new ones being added, as well as advice on exam technique, revision etc. From Stephanie Castle at the UNIS, New York.

IB Biology notes – videos of class notes from Peter Stanley IST, Tanzania.

Crash Course Biology – all 40 Crash Course Biology videos with Hank Green – excellent content, although he talks really fast. He also covers Ecology & Chemistry; his brother John covers History & English Literature.

BozemanBiology  – video lectures from Mr Paul Andersen, teacher at Bozeman High School, Montana.

IBScrewed – Biology & other videos from IB Screwed (not many there as yet).

IB Biology video lessons covering many topics from roxprice. and also Luiz Mello.

Khan Academy – video lectures on Biology topics (many other subjects also covered). Includes interactive challenges and assessments.

SIMULATIONS & other INTERACTIVE RESOURCES

LabBench Activities from Pearson

McGraw-Hill Biology Virtual Laboratory Exercises – over 20 labs including dissections. Each lab includes a quiz and a table of results to complete.

hhmi BioInteractive: virtual labs from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute

PhET interactive simulations from the University of Colorado

Wow Biolab – 14 virtual Biology labs from Classzone. Each lab includes a lab report to complete

AP Biology Labs from Eduweb – this site gives students an opportunity to manipulate laboratory equipment, gather data and process that data.

ANIMATIONS

Very short, simple biochemical animations from St Olaf College can be found here and Interactive Concepts in Biochemistry (from Wiley) have a number of biochemistry animations, tutorials & quizzes. Also W H Freeman have 106 in-depth tutorials to illustrate and explain some of the many complex topics in biology. KScience have some nice simple animations.

Some excellent interactive animations & tutorials on cells, DNA, genetics, genetic engineering, variation & evolution – http://learn.genetics.utah.edu/ – from Utah University.

Over 200 medical animations that include fertilisation, ovulation, birth, heart anatomy, effects of smoking & high cholesterol.

Get Body Smart: superb interactive, illustrated tutorials and quizzes on human anatomy and physiology.

POWERPOINTS

Of more use to teachers than students:

http://www.slideshare.net/diverzippy/presentations from Chris Paine (at Dulwich College, Shangai) – taken from his fabulous blog BioKnowledgy.

http://www.slideshare.net/smullen57/presentations from Bob Smullen, Commack High School in Commack, New York.

http://www.slideshare.net/jasondenys/presentations from Jason de Nys, AIS, Hong Kong.

http://www.slideshare.net/scienceteacherprice/presentation from R. Price, International School of Eastern Seaboard (ISE), Thailand.

http://www.slideshare.net/jcedarbaum1/presentations from Jacob Cedarbaum, Nicholas Senn High School, Chicago, USA.

http://www.slideshare.net/asprella/presentations from Maria Teresa Asprella Libonati.

DEFINITIONS

Biology Dictionary has more than just definitions of key terms. Not sure what a scientific (or engineering) term means? Then try here – DEFINITIONS.

42 IB Biology definitions as flashcards from cram.com – you can print them, test yourself or play Jewels of Wisdom. There are other Biology topics and subjects here too.

53 IB Biology definitions as flashcards from Quizlet – learn them, test yourself or play the space game, and here are another 175 terms from Quizlet.

The IB Biology Exam

Take a deep breath and relax…..

For the complete IB Biology guide for the new syllabus (first exams in 2016), click here.

Exam tips – how to answer multichoice & essay-style questions (a 2m 30s video)

It is vital to revise for your exams but you must understand what the questions are asking you – what the command terms mean:

BioKnowledgy Command Terms In IB Biology from Chris Paine

Stephanie Castle gives descriptions and examples of each of the OLD syllabus IB Command terms and explains how you are expected to apply your knowledge to gain maximum marks on that question:

Revision by drawing – OLD syllabus but relevant (from Mr Taylor of iBiology):

 

IGCSE Chemistry (CIE syllabus 0620)

The full syllabus for Cambridge 06i0 IGCSE Biology is here.

Some useful revision sites can be found in the Chemistry Revision & Links section.

Want to learn the first 10 elements? Try the Periodic Table song by Peter Weatherall. He also sings the Atom song.

Or how about a lesson on every single element in the periodic table – created by the Periodic Videos team using the TED-Ed platform? And here are the individual videos about every element (courtesy of the Periodic Table of Videos):

Click here for The Mole – the Royal Society of Chemistry’s magazine for students, and anyone inspired to dig deeper into chemistry.

Revision & Links (KS3)

The Year 7 to 9 Science programme is based on the UK National Curriculum.

This is a revision document that covers all the Year 7, 8 and 9 topics in Science. It includes questions (and answers at the back) and can be downloaded from here:

KS3_summary_revision_worksheets

Some useful sites for revising science in years 7 – 9 include:

REVISION SITES:

This site has tests (and mark schemes) for all the topics that we study in years 7 – 9. Also:

Links 4 Science – just scroll down & click on the topic you want for powerpoints, videos, tests, crosswords, worksheets etc.

Doc Brown – quizzes, worksheets, crosswords, just click on KS3 Biology, Chemistry or Physics.

Intel Education –> KS3 –> Biology, Chemistry or Physics for tutorials & tests.

BBC Bitesize for tutorials, activities, tests & videos.

What2learn for flash revision games.

SATS papers:

For SATS papers & markschemes – useful for the kind of questions we use in our topic tests – go to FreeExamPapers or Testbase or Free SATS Papers or Free Teacher or Science Pass.

Definitions

Definitions of science & engineering terms.

The whole Chemistry syllabus in one powerpoint (not really).

This powerpoint is for The Chemistry section of Coordinated Sciences and so not all of the IGCSE syllabus is present here. However, it may prove useful:

You can download it: Chemistry Revision Guide (2016) and yes, it is the same for the 2016 syllabus as it was for 2013 – 2014 (thank you Mr Field).

And this just covers the Industrial Chemistry sections:

Industrial chemistry from cartlidge

Here are Revision sheets (for you to download and complete) that cover all the practical techniques in IGCSE Coordianated Sciences that you need to know:

and here are all the chemical reactions that you must know: