I teach VCE Chemistry at an awesome high-school in Australia. VCE Chemistry can be a difficult subject to learn, and the more help students get from different locations, the better they’ll do in an exam.
Here’s my list of the best Chemistry revision resources on the Internet:
1. Richard Thornley IB Chemistry (tutorial videos)
My all-time favourite Chemistry tutor on YouTube. He’s accurate, succinct, and has a great sense of humour. He’s really easy to understand, even when he’s explaining advanced concepts. Great use of customised video gaming to simulate chemical concepts, too. :)
2. Khan Academy (tutorial videos)
World-class tutorial videos from the legendary Sal Khan. Sal teaches you Chemistry right through to university level, so if you’re still in high-school, you’ll need to select the videos that are right for you. Easy to follow and the website is constantly being updated. Great community of Khan academy users are available in the comments sections to answer your questions :)
3. CrashCourse Chemistry (tutorial videos)
Fast-paced revision videos that remind you of chemical concepts you’ve already learned. Probably too rapid for learning new content, but they make for very entertaining revision. Excellent graphics & excellent production.
4. Chemguide (revision notes)
Classic revision notes for the UK Chemistry syllabus. Covers every topic in depth, and with a really simple website layout. Timeless, comprehensive resource for all students and teachers.
5. Compound Interest (posters)
A brand-new Chemistry blog that explores the everyday relevance of chemical compounds. Their food poster series and “Chemistry of Colour” posters have gone viral, and they’ve even been selling Chemistry-themed spice-jar labels! Compound Chem produce high-quality graphics that stimulate more interest in Chemistry.
6. Chemisode (tutorial videos)
Jason Goudie guides you through VCE Chemistry with these video tutorials covering Units 1–4. He narrates over Keynote slides, and does practice questions with a camera over a pen & paper. The playlist takes a long time to finish, but it’ll teach you everything you need to know for high school. Designed for VCE Chemistry in Australia.
7. VCEasy (Student Booklets & Videos)
Designed exactly according to the VCE Chemistry Study Design. Each VCEasy page explains 1 bullet point from the VCAA Chemistry Study Design (of which there are 33 for Units 1&2, and 39 for Units 3&4). There are videos that explain each VCEasy page in about 3 minutes, with some practice questions as well :) A little fast-paced, VCEasy is designed to teach you each VCE Unit in under 60 minutes.
8. Daria Kohls’ Chemistry Dropbox (Revision Cards)
Awesome revision cards for A-level Chemistry. With one card for each Chemistry concept, this treasure trove of revision resources is a bit like VCEasy for A-level :) Get the whole set from Daria’s Dropbox folder using the link below.
9. TED-Ed (mini-lessons)
Short, animated films explain Chemical concepts very well. Unfortunately, only about 10% of our high school course has been covered by TED-Ed’s lessons. In a few years’ time, this could become the best Chemistry resource on the web. Search for the topics you need.
10. Fuse School (tutorial videos)
Absolutely awesome animated videos that explain chemical concepts. Covers about one-third of our high-school curriculum. Explained really clearly in a beautiful British accent, each video contains a couple of quiz questions.
11. Tyler DeWitt (fun tutorial videos)
Tyler DeWitt teaches by telling stories. He anthropomorphises cells and molecules, and gives them feelings as they collide, transform and form products. His classic TED talk (here) is indicative of his unique teaching style. Excellent material for Grades 9-11.
12. chemistNATE (tutorial videos)
More great Chemistry videos from a popular teacher on YouTube.
13. Brightstorm (tutorial videos)
Brightstorm produces very high-quality Chemistry videos using a whiteboard. Excellent scripting & production, and excellent teaching. Great website, too!
14. IsaacsTEACH (tutorial videos)
Produces tutorials rather like Khan Academy, except that you can see the teacher on the screen. Very clear explanations.
15. Bozeman Science (tutorial videos)
Great video tutorials. Use the search box to find the topics you want to learn about.
16. Talkboard (tutorial videos)
Very neat videos that explain a huge number of Chemistry topics. Very comprehensive; a valuable resource.
Have I left any out? Email your suggestions to email@example.com or add your ideas to the comments form below.