Author Archives: Mr Cartlidge

About Mr Cartlidge

Mr Cartlidge teaches Science to the wonderful students at the Australian International School, Viet Nam. He is also the Head of Senior School and IBDP Coordinator.

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

P1 Motion (Combined Science)

Calculating Speed a 2m video from The Virtual School:

Science Bank 13 (Force & Motion): part 1 – constant speed (to 5m 25s) & part 2 – acceleration (to 9m 45s):

The Naked Scientist presents Distance-Time Graphs in 4m 29s & Graphs of Motion in 3m 30s and GCSE Bitesize revises  distance/time & velocity/time graphs in Forces & Motion (4m 42s).

Science in Action – Motion – an 18m 50s video.

Short video clips from Clipbank – Calculating Speed, Calculating Acceleration, Stopping Distances & Terminal Velocity.

GCSE Bitesize revises Forces & Motion – part 3 covers Distance, Speed & Acceleration & part 4, Forces & Motion.

Scientific Eye – Speed & Safety – a 19m 10s video.

P2 Matter and Forces (Combined Science)

Science in Focus – Forces & Motion – a 19m video.GCSE Bitesize – Forces & Motion – a 27m revision video covering Pressure; how Forces change shapes; Distance, Speed & Acceleration; Forces & Motion.

P2.1 MASS & WEGHT

Science Bank 13 (Force & Motion): you just need part 3 – gravity & falling (from 9m 45s):

Weight versus Mass – a 4m 47s video (Eureka 7):

P2.2 DENSITY

P2.3 EFFECTS OF FORCES

Balanced & Unbalanced Forces – The Virtual School 2m 34s:

The Naked Scientist presents Forces & Motion in 5m 38s, BBC iScience explains Newton’s Laws in less than 5 minutes & Bitesize Top 20 Demos does it in just over 5m – Newton’s Laws.

A number of short clips from Clipbank: Using Levers; Measuring Turning Effect; Load, Effort & Pivots; Using Pulleys & Ramps ; Machines & Moments.

Two Scientific Eye videosMachines & Moments & Shape & Strength.

P3 Energy, Work and Power (Combined Science)

P3.1 ENERGY

The Naked Scientist presents Potential & Kinetic Energy in 2m 27s.

A short (9m 28s) revision video from Curriculum Bites – Energy.

Science in Focus – Energy – a 19m 34s video and two older videos: BBC Short Circuit – Energy Changes (18m 52s) & Scientific Eye – Energy (19m 48s).

P3.2 ENERGY RESOURCES

THE SUN:

Short (less than 5 minute) video clip from BBC iScience – Nuclear Fusion, the passionate Jon Chase explains Fusion in Stars in 4m 30s & GCSE Bitesize revises Fusion & Fission in a 4m video.

NON-RENEWABLE SOURCES OF ENERGY:

Science in Focus – Electricity Generation 1 – fossil fuels (19m 15s):

A short (2m 16s) video clip on Generating Electricity from Clipbank & a 4m video clip from the National Grid – Where energy comes from.

RENEWABLE SOURCES OF ENERGY:

Science in Focus – Electricity Generation 2 – alternative fuels (19m 15s):

Two videos on Hydro-electric power: a short (3m) clip on Hydroelectric Power from Clipbank & Science in Focus – Electric City Hoover Dam (19m 18s).

BBC KS4 Class Clips – Wind Farms – a 6m 36s video.

Fossil fuels versus solar energy in Jamaica (a 4m 35s video) & The Challenge of Solar Energy – Inside Science – a 13m 46s video.

Energy & Recycling in California – hydrogen fuel cars & wind turbines – a 14m video.

A short video clip from BBC iScience – Nuclear Fission & one from Horizon – How Nuclear Power works (1m 29s).

Inside Science – Build your own Nuclear Reactor – a 13m 40s video.

BBC Short Circuit – a risky business – an 18m 43s video on nuclear power.

P3.3 WORK & P3.4 POWER

GCSE Bitesize – Work & Energy – a 4m 35s revision video.

GCSE Bitesize also has a 33m revision video at foundation level – Energy Resources & Transfer – part 1 covers energy transfer and part 2 covers work, power & energy. At higher level – Energy Resources & Transfer – part 1 covers work, power & energy.

P7 Waves (Combined Science)

Science Bank 5 (Waves): part 1 – introduction to waves (to 4m 15s); part 2 – reflection (to 9m 30s); part 3 – refraction (to 14m 10s):

P7 waves from davaruss – a good powerpoint but it covers more than we need (check the syllabus statements).

A short (3m 48s) video clip on Types of Wave (Clipbank).

Curriculum Bites has two short revision videos– Waves (5m 57s) & Uses of Waves (5m 19s).

GCSE Bitesize foundation level – Waves (17m 22s) – the first part covers the characteristics of waves.