Category: Online Science Teaching

My Top 6 Exam Tips

1. Remember to pace yourself through the exam – one mark per minute! 2. If you are provided with a data sheet, such as for Chemistry or Physics, make sure you use it! 3. If you’re doing a calculation question, are you expected to give the unit or is it already given? In many calculation… Read more »

It’s Revision Time Again!

All over the country thousands of students will be revising towards their exams that will be happening over the next few months.  I receive so many emails asking the magic question – “What is the most effective revision technique?”  I have to admit that I do not have the magic answer.  Every student is unique,… Read more »

Using a potometer to measure transpiration in biology

As a biology teacher for over 30 years I know how difficult it is to measure transpiration rates in plants using a potometer.  They are notoriously difficult to set up, and getting reliable class results is a real challenge.  I was therefore very pleased to come across this video from the National Science Learning Centre…. Read more »

Talking Papers

One of the key items in my ‘iGCSE Course in a Box’ is the talking paper. Schools at the forefront of educational innovation are increasingly using the walking, talking exam as a means of increasing student confidence and exam performance. A walking talking exam involves a teacher going through a particular paper with the students,… Read more »

Physics GCSE Video Course Is Now Completed!

After six months of continuous effort and late nights I am really pleased to announce my latest video product – the complete iGCSE Physics Course. Alongside my existing Biology and Chemistry video courses this now means that the science suite is complete! Have a look at the new course by following the link below and… Read more »

GCSE Physics Videos – Production Update!

After many hours of slide production and video recording the GCSE Physics Course is now nearing completion. I’m working on the last section, and I will then be releasing the Physics alongside the Biology and Chemistry components. The entire course will represent the culmination of hundreds of hours of work, and over 5000 individual slides. My… Read more »

My Udemy Online Science Course

Recently I was introduced to the delights of . I have been producing science revision videos in both GCSE Biology and GCSE Chemistry so I decided to re-package the material as a more general introductory course aimed primarily at homeschoolers. The homeschooling market is huge – about 2.9% of U.S. students (around 2 million… Read more »

Science Revision – What Is …..?

As a teacher I get increasingly frustrated with the amount of time my students waste searching for answers on the Internet. It’s hardly surprising, given the volume of information available. I liken it to putting a student in the middle of the largest library in the world, asking them a question, and then expecting them… Read more »

Science Revision Videos In The Top 30!

Recently I’ve been looking at a website – Revision Universe – produced by Arnav Rawat.  Arnav really has been doing his homework, and he has put together an excellent list of revision resources, in subjects ranging from Biology and Chemistry through to History and Geography.  I know that my students often get overwhelmed by the… Read more »

Steve Spangler Science

One of my aims in setting up Online Science Teaching was to bring together outstanding science materials for use by others. I’ve been following Steve Spangler Science for a while, and I have been very impressed with his enthusiasm for science, his ‘showmanship’ and also his ability to make science a real entertainment through the… Read more »