Hello and well done for choosing Chemistry as one of your subjects. Please work through this pack as instructed. Every time you come across a topic that you find difficult, work on it until you can do it with ease. If you need help or have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me by email – firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please complete the activities in order. Completion of these tasks will be checked in September, so make sure you keep all your notes and clear working together in a notebook or folder, topics and tasks clearly labelled, of course.
Join the Year 11 Getting Ahead in Chemistry Seneca Classroom and complete two assignments.
Go to senecalearning.com
You can do more than just the assigned sections (via the bookshelf icon) but please do those that are set up. They are set up as assignments for you with a due date of Sunday 5 September 2021.
Basic Reactions: 30-50 minutes
Revision of the most important topics: 2-3 hours
These will help you understand the material (if you don’t already). Please watch them alongside the relevant topic of your Seneca Learning.
I strongly recommend that you subscribe to Tyler DeWitt’s YouTube channel as you will likely come back to these videos and other ones during your A Level studies.
Here are some that I would really like you to watch before September (total time 1 hour 38 minutes, you don’t have to watch them all at once).
If you haven’t done the basic work set for you on Seneca (all instructions can be found within Activity 1 above), you should start there before moving on to this workbook activity. Completion of these activities will be checked in September, so make sure you keep all your notes and clear working together in a notebook or folder, topics and tasks clearly labelled, of course.
If you would like to do wider reading or learning, here are some suggestions for you.
If you are studying Biology, Chemistry and/or want to go into any kind of medical field, read ‘The Body’ by Bill Bryson. Students studying any science-related subject, for example, Physics or Geology, have a read of ‘A Short History of Nearly Everything’ by Bill Bryson. You can opt to listen to them as audiobooks which I recommend if you have an Audible account. The material in both these books is presented in a highly enjoyable manner. If you have an interest in how we and our universe came to be it is a great read/listen. Both books will also give you an idea of how cut-throat science can be at times and provides ideas on different areas of research. Talking about them at university interviews can be worthwhile as it shows you have gone the extra mile with your reading. Here is the link.
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