Quantitative chemistry

I am sure it comes as no surprise that here we’re going to look at some rules and equations to guide you through quantitative chemistry. So let’s first look at some principles to stick to when thinking about equations. A … Read More

Bonding

In this section there is quite a lot to cover so let’s get stuck in to ionic bonding. Ionic bonding happens between positive and negative ions which attract each other, kind of like magnets! When they bind together they form … Read More

Structure and the properties of matter

In this section we’re going to take a look at the different properties of different elements and how this impacts their abilities. Let’s first draw some comparisons between different elements. Compounds and elements, whilst they are similar, are different due … Read More

The Periodic Table

In this section we’re going to focus on the classification of elements in the periodic table. It might be handy to have a periodic table to look at whilst you’re wrapping your head around this. The periodic table arranges chemical … Read More

Atomic structure

First things first atoms are the building blocks of matter – we’re clear on that. However, even atoms are made up of stuff, and the smaller stuff is known as sub-atomic particles. In this section it’s these sub-atomic particles that … Read More

Ecology

Fair enough ecology might not sound like the most interesting topic off the bat, but if we take a closer look it’s vital in knowing so much about the animals and plants around us and the environment in which we … Read More

Plant reproduction

Asexual reproduction involves only one parent so there is no genetic variation and all offspring are clones of each other and the parent. This method of reproduction is much quicker than sexual reproduction and is very beneficial in environments which … Read More

Human reproduction

In this section we’re going to talk about human reproduction. It’s a pretty big topic so it’s been broken down into: sexual reproduction, female reproduction, male reproduction, fertilisation and DNA. All living things reproduce by either asexual reproduction which is … Read More

Control of blood glucose

Controlling blood glucose (how much sugar is in the blood) is very important in the body. If our blood sugar levels get out of control this can lead to serious short term problems such as hypoglycemia (low blood sugar), hyperglycemia … Read More

Human endocrine system

In case you weren’t already sure the human endocrine system is the collection of glands that produce hormones that regulate a number of factors within the body including metabolism, growth, reproduction, sleep and mood among others! There are six major … Read More