# Resources for Students Taking Chemistry, Physics and Mathematics (JC, IB, IP, O Level)

### Chemistry

## Meta-Synthesis

**https://www.meta-synthesis.com**

This site is certainly jam-packed with information.

For JC H2 Chemistry students, The Chemical Thesaurus has a gigantic collection of organic chemistry synthesis routes which will be useful in handling organic chemistry questions.

This Thesarus can also be immensely helpful for students who have issues handling elucidation questions. The section on Tutorials and Drills comprise of many chemistry practice questions for students who want to be tested on naming shapes of covalent compounds or identification of organic stereochemistry.

Advanced students who are taking H3 Chemistry will equally find The Chemogenesis Web Book super rich with information, where it explores how Chemical Structure & Reactivity arises from the Periodic Table of the Elements. I have learnt new stuff from the Web Book myself.

It is neat to be able to try on practice questions on organic chemistry on the way to school!

– Rachael, National Junior College

I have found information not discussed in my school lecture notes. Good resource!

– Malcolm, Nanyang Junior College

## Physics

### The Physics Aviary

**http://www.thephysicsaviary.com**

The Physics Aviary contains many tools that are highly relevant for students taking JC H1 and H2 Physics. Some examples would be:

– Newton’s 2nd Law with Photogates (Forces and Dynamics)

– Circular acceleration, classic circular forces (Circular motion)

– Satellite playground (Gravitation)

– Combining waves, reflecting waves, standing waves (Superposition, where waves are added to one another resulting in constructive or destructive interferences)

– Visualising forces on an incline (Forces resulting in equilibrium for an inclined plane)

– Spinning coil in magnetic field, charge moving through magnetic field basic (Electromagnetism)

– Half-life lab (Nuclear physics)

These tools have been very useful for me in illustrating the more convoluted concepts to the students.

The Physics Aviary serves as an useful visual aid for me to conceptualise text-based notes.

– Lynn, Tampines Meridian Junior College

It helps to see for myself how changing variables affect the resultant motion of the bodies, as often tested in examinations.

– Malcolm, Nanyang Junior College

### My Physics Lab

**https://www.myphysicslab.com/**

On MyPhysicsLab, you can find many visualising pleasing simulations, especially on the topic for Forces and Dynamics.

Students fill find the following applets are highly relevant when they revise for the respective topics:

– Double spring (Forces, showing the interactions between springs in series)

– Rigid body contact forces (Forces, for drawing free-body diagrams)

– Damping on classic pendulum (Oscillations, showing pendulum performing simple harmonic motions under no damping, light damping, critical damping and heavy damping)

– String (Waves, showing the reflection of moving waves against a wall)

MyPhysicsLab.com allows me to understand Physics concepts that I would have find it excruciating just by reading from the lecture notes or textbooks!

– Theresa, Raffles Junior College

>120% fun. I can spend up to hours playing around with the simulations.

– Keith, Victoria Junior College

>The iPads issued by schools should come installed with useful applications such as MyPhysicsLab.com

– Hui Ping, Yishun Innova Junior College

I personally find the simulation on moving cart and pendulum interesting, as it was an assignment I was assigned back then as a university freshman.

Iterative ODE solvers such as Runge-Kutta arouse my interest.

## Maths

### MathPickle

My student Theresa first introduced me to MathPickle in 2020, the year of COVID-19.

And my time spent on the site poring over the numerous mind stimulating and intriguing puzzles have been very fruitful, helping me and many others to tide over the tough periods.

The site has many interesting puzzles dealing with maths, such as Pin Board Murders.

For parents, the games section offers many excellent reviews to which games to purchase for your children.

The following comment is insightful:

“Not all board games are created equal. If the only board games in your home are risk and monopoly – that’s equivalent to your bookshelves holding only harlequin romances.

You can do better than that.

You should also avoid “educational games.”

Most of these are painful to play.

Choose games that are fun to play.

Remember – the academic objective is not math skills, but problem solving.”

If a tutor like myself can benefit from this rich website, I’m sure you can as well.

MathPickle provides me with a justification for not doing my Maths homework while still learning about Maths

– Theresa, Raffles Junior College

I didn’t know Maths can be used in different scenarios until now.

– Priscilla, Temasek Secondary School

### ZweigMedia

Students taking JC H1 and H2 Mathematics would find the following chapters helpful.Under finite mathematics, we have

– Chapter 1 Functions and applications

– Chapter 2 Mathematics of finance on simple interest and compound interest (AP, GP)

– Chapter 6 Sets and counting (Probability and Statistics)

– Chapter 7 Probability (Probability and Statistics)

– Chapter 8 Random variables and statistics (Discrete Random Variable)

Under infinite mathematics, we have

– Chapter S: Sequences, series, and Taylor series (AP, GP)

– Chapter 4 Techniques of differentiation (Differentiation)

– Chapter 5 Further applications of the derivative (Differentiation)

– Chapter 6 The integral (Integration)

– Chapter 7 Further integration techniques and applications of the integral (Integration)

– Chapter 9 Trigonometric models (Differentiation and Integration)

– Chapter P: Calculus applied to probability and statistics (Continuous Distribution)

The Linear Programming Grapher App is also a neat mobile tool for students who do not have their graphing calculator (GC) on hand.

Gamifying the concepts is a very good way to keep students motivated about learning complex Mathematics

– James, Hwa Chong International

I watch the videos primary due to the sexy voice.

– Lynn, Tampines Meridian Junior College