Online platforms (subscription required)
- Questionbank: This is the official IB site containing past-paper exam questions that can be sorted and combined into formative and summative assessment.
- InThinking: Created by Geoff Neuss (arguably the biggest name in the IB Chemistry world), this site provides a huge array of teaching resources but also detailed explanations of all aspects of the course. Geoff is also extremely good at responding to comments and questions.
- CLEAPSS: A superb resource practical work (based in the UK) including procedures, risk assessment and teacher notes.
- Royal Society of Chemistry: Monthly newsletters, teaching resources and videos.
- Richard Thornley: The Godfather of IB Chemistry YouTube covering all course content with some unusual, engaging and well-structured videos.
- MSJChem: Clear, straightforward coverage of all course content.
- Scott Milam: Some really nice in-class explanations, carefully explained demos and interesting coverage of the history of chemistry.
- Veritasium: A range of high production science-related videos, some of which are relevant to IB Chemistry.
- NileRed: Super interesting chemistry-focused videos of exciting/dangerous stuff you can't do in the lab.
- Why students don't like school? (Daniel Willingham) - A great overview of the cognitive psychology behind thinking and learning in a school context.
- Teaching Secondary Science (Adam Boxer) - Particularly helpful in its breakdown of the art of the teacher explanation.
- Teaching Introductory Chemistry (Scott Milam) - an incredibly insightful discussion of the core areas of chemistry including the history of chemistry, developing conceptual understanding, and a range of other helpful strategies, learning engagements and practical ideas.
- Explicit and Direct Instruction (ResearchED) - An interesting examination of the science behind and strategies to implement effective Direct Instruction in the classroom.
- Education Myths (ResearchED) - Explores a number of pervasive falsehoods that still hamper teaching and learning in the classroom.
- Teach Like A Champion 3.0 (Doug Lemov) - A deep dive into the craft of teaching based on cognitive science and years spent observing excellent teachers in the US.