VCE Chemistry Resources 2013-2016
RESOURCESVCE Chemistry 20132016
VCE ChemistryResources 20132016
Some of the print resources contained in this list may be out of print. They have been included because they may still be available from libraries, bookshops and private collections.
At the time of publication the URLs (website addresses) cited were checked for accuracy and appropriateness of content. However, due to the transient nature of material placed on the web, their continuing accuracy cannot be verified. Teachers are strongly advised to prepare their own indexes of sites that are suitable and applicable to the courses they teach, and to check these addresses prior to allowing student access.
BOOKS AND TEXT PACKAGES
Aylward, GH & Finlay, TJV 2002, SI Chemical Data, 5th edn, John Wiley & Sons, Australia.
Cann, MC & Connelly, ME 2000, Real World Cases in Green Chemistry, American Chemical Society, Washington DC.
Commons & Hogendoorn, 1995, Demonstrations for Secondary School Chemistry, 2nd edn, Heinemann/CEA, Victoria.
Grey, Theodore, 2009, The Elements, Black Dog & Leventhal Publishers, New York.
Hogendoorn, B et al., 2010, Heinemann Chemistry 2 Enhance, 4th edn, (student book, exam caf CDs, workbooks, Pearson reader access cards, teacher resource and assessment kits, student combo pack student book, Pearson reader and website), Pearson Australia Group, Melbourne.
Jeffery, F et al., 2006, Chemistry Dimensions 1, VCE Units 1 & 2, (student book, student DVD, CDs, teacher resource pack, teacher DVD, website with interactives) Pearson Australia Group, Melbourne.
Jeffery, F et al., 2006, Chemistry Dimensions 1, VCE Units 3 & 4, (student book, student DVD, CDs, teacher resource pack, teacher DVD, website with interactives) Pearson Australia Group, Melbourne.
Liggins, N et al., Chemistry Exam VCE Units 3 & 4, 2nd edn, (A+ VCE Practice Examination series), Nelson Cengage Learning, Melbourne. (To be published 2013)
Liston, S 2012, StudyON VCE Chemistry Units 3 and 4 Booklet, (Student Exam Preparation booklet, and teacher edition), Jacaranda, Wiley, Australia.
Lukins, N et al., 2010, Heinemann Chemistry 1 Enhanced, 4th edn (student book, exam caf CDs, workbooks, Pearson reader access cards, teacher resource and assessment kits, student combo pack student book, Pearson reader and website), Pearson Australia Group, Melbourne.
Ryan, M & Tinnesand, MJ 2002, Introduction to Green Chemistry, American Chemical Society, Washington DC.
Selinger, B 1997, Chemistry in the Market Place, 5th edn, Harcourt Brace Jovanich, Marrickville.
Sharwood, J et al., 2012, Nelson Chemistry VCE Units 1 & 2, 2nd edn, (textbook, student activity manual, student website, teacher website, and teacher CD-ROM), Nelson Cengage Learning, Melbourne.
Sharwood, J et al., 2008, Nelson Chemistry VCE Units 3 & 4, 2nd edn, (textbook, student activity manual, student website, teacher website, teacher CD-ROM), Nelson Cengage Learning, Melbourne.
Sharwood, J 2009, JumpStart Units 3 & 4 VCE Chemistry, 1st edn, (revision of Units 1 & 2 workbook), Nelson Cengage Learning, Melbourne.
Taylor, N et al., 2006, StudyON Chemistry 1, 1st edn, (includes eBookPLUS), Jacaranda, Wiley, Australia.
Taylor, N, Stubbs, A et al., 2007, StudyON Chemistry 1 Teacher Support Kit, 1st edn, Jacaranda, Wiley, Australia.
Taylor, N et al., 2012, StudyON Chemistry 2, 2nd edn, (includes eBookPLUS), Jacaranda, Wiley, Australia.
Taylor, N, Stubbs, A et al., 2012, StudyON Chemistry 2, 2nd edn eGuidePLUS, (teacher edition), Jacaranda, Wiley, Australia.
Willis, J, Chem Notes VCE Unit 3, 3rd edn, (A+ VCE study guide series, practice exam questions and solutions), Nelson Cengage Learning, Melbourne. (To be published 2013)
Willis, J, Chem Notes VCE Unit 4, 3rd edn, (A+ VCE Study Guide series), Nelson Cengage Learning, Melbourne. (To be published 2013)
Zumdahl S & Zumdahl S 2003, Chemistry, 6th edn, Houghton Mifflin, Boston and New York.
JOURNALS AND PERIODICALS
Australian Journal of Chemistry (an international, peer-reviewed scientific journal publishing original, primary research and review articles on all aspects of chemistry, published monthly by CSIRO Publishing, supported by the Australian Academy of Science and affiliated with the Royal Australian Chemical Institute)
Chem Matters (A magazine published by the American Chemical Society, available online and also through RACI, PO Box 28, Kensington Park, SA, 5068)
Chemistry in Australia (The magazine of the Royal Australian Chemical Institute)
Choice (The magazine of the Australian Consumers Association; articles are also available online at: www.choice.com.au )
COSMOS (also available as an online digital resource. Digital subscriptions are free with print or teacher subscriptions and available as bulk orders for schools. Teacher subscriptions also provide access to 30-page teachers guides with each issue. Teacher resources and regularly updated news stories and features can be also accessed free-of-charge. For more details visit: www.cosmosmagazine.com)
Double Helix (The magazine of the CSIRO Double Helix Science Club)
Energy News (The magazine of the Australian Institute of Energy)
Labtalk (The magazine of the Science Teachers Association of Victoria)
Organisations of professional chemists and other research scientists
These organisations provide a range of useful online reference materials on chemical facts and issues. Some also offer student and teacher events, education programs and other useful resources.
AAS (Australian Academy of Science): http://science.org.au/
ACS (American Chemical Society): www.acs.org
ATSE (Australian Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering): www.atse.org.au
CSIRO (Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation): www.csiro.au
IUPAC (International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry): www.iupac.org
RACI (Royal Australian Chemical Institute): www.raci.org.au
RSC (Royal Society of Chemistry): www.rsc.org
These organisations provide a range of useful resources as well as teacher conferences and other events.
CEA (Chemical Education Association): www.cea.asn.au
STAV (Science Teachers Association): http://www.stav.org.au
Department of Education and Early Childhood Development (DEECD) Science Specialist Centres
Six Victorian centres provide students state-wide with contemporary, experiential VCE science and mathematics curriculum programs and teacher professional learning opportunities:
Earth Ed (at Mount Clear College)
Mount Clear Vic 3353
Tel: (03) 5337 2090
Ecolinc Science and Technology Innovations Centre
1723 Labilliere Street
Bacchus Marsh Vic 3340
Tel: (03) 5367 0171
Gene Technology Access Centre (at University High School)
1H Royal Parade
Parkville Vic 3052
Tel: (03) 9340 3600
Quantum Victoria (at Charles La Trobe College)
235 Kingsbury Drive
Macleod West Vic 3085
Tel: (03) 9223 1460
Victorian Bioscience Education Centre BioLab (at Belmont High School)
Belmont Vic 3216
Tel: (03) 4245 4100
Victorian Space Science Education Centre (at Strathmore Secondary College)
400 Pascoe Vale Road
Strathmore Vic 3041
Tel: (03) 9379 3456
Other PROFESSIONAL ORGANISATIONS
These organisations provide a range of useful reference materials on chemical facts and issues. The Australian Institute of Energy also offers conferences, seminars and site tours.
Australian Bureau of Meteorology
Australian Centre for Renewable Energy
Australian Institute of Energy
Centre For Green Chemistry, Monash University
Environment Protection Authority (Victoria)
International Energy Agency
Minerals Council of Australia
Plastics and Chemicals Industries Association
United States Environmental Protection Agency
US Energy Information Administration
Chemistry demonstrations and movies or instructions for demonstrations:
Animations and videos of chemical processes and research:
Animations of processes such as the solution processes, and interactive learning modules containing animations of cell reactions in galvanic and electrolytic cells, as well as other chemistry resources are provided online through the National Digital Learning Resource Network Project, which is managed by Educational Services Australia (ESA) on behalf of the State Ministers for Education and the Australian Minister of Education.
If you are a Scootle user, go to www.scootle.edu.au and go to Research Type: Year Level 1112. Use the refined search facility with the key words Chemistry in Science. (Check that it remains at Years 1112.) This will provide the list of resources available.
TLIFID L8883 Galvanic Cells: Cell Design
TLFID R8860 Design a drug to target the flu virus
TLFID R8941 Monitoring Air Quality at Cape Grim
TLFID R8939 Chemical Analysis of Oil
TLFID M008659 VisChem Topic 8: Chemical properties of water and aqueous solutions
If you are not a Scootle user, for information on how to access the collection go to:
http://www.ndlrn.edu.au/using_digital_resources/accessing_resources/accessing_resources.htmlOnce you are registered, follow the above guidelines.
All the resources are provided to registered users free-of charge. They can be downloaded onto school networks.
Science news stories:
Chemistry activities, worksheets, fun puzzles, etc., on a range of topics:
Unit 1 resources
For the most up-to-date internationally adopted version of the Periodic Table:
For an interactive and up-to-date edition of the Periodic Table, with detailed information about each element:
For the history of the development of the Periodic Table and other related information:
For trends of the Periodic Table:
For Tom Lehrers well-known song about the elements (circa 1955):
For models of the atom:
For information, a video (by the Royal Society of Chemistry) and examples of mass spectrometry:
For modern uses of isotopes:
For an outline of chemical bonding:
For an outline of the structure and properties of alkanes and alkenes:
For models of ionic and/or molecular substances and/or giant covalent lattices:
For the structure and properties of metals:
For flame tests and spectra:
For information about nanotechnology:
For information about polymers:
Unit 2 resources
For information about the structure and properties of water:
For information about solubility:
For information about acid rain, acids and bases and pH:
For information about water quality:
For information about water purification, desalination and distillation:
For information about types of chemical reactions:
For information about Green Chemistry:
For information about the atmosphere, air quality, the ozone layer, global warming and protocols for addressing global warming: