School of Natural and Environmental Sciences

CCDC Learning & Teaching Resources - Trial

CCDC Learning and Teaching Resources - Trial

About

We have developed some new trial resources for student self-study or teacher support. They cover a range of topics that require the use of 3D stuctures of molecules and complexes.

The new trial resources have been developed for this project by Leticia Prince, a Stage Four MChem project student in spring 2014, and Steven Carman, Stage Four MChem project student spring 2013 and subsequently CCDC-funded summer intern in 2013.

The initial objective of the project (which is still ongoing) was to develop bite-sized resources primarily for either student self-study or teacher support.These cover a range of topics that require the use of 3D stuctures of molecules and complexes. The resources could also be used for on-campus outreach sessions, using the CCDC's WebCSD Teaching Subset, which is free to access online without a CSD licence.

Resources

We have trial resources developed in 2013, and 2014.

For completed resources, see our CCDC Bite-sized Learning and Teaching Resources page.

Further information

If you have any specific comments or queries, contact us.

2013 Resources

These resources were developed by Steven Carman. Steve was a Stage Four MChem project student and subsequently CCDC-funded intern in 2013.

We developed sheets for each topic with basic and extension activities. Each sheet is a maximum of two sides of A4, with a theory sheet and linked worksheet at each level.

Each resource has a:

  • theory sheet - covering the basics of major post-16 specification requirements
  • worksheet
  • extension theory sheet - greater detail than required for post-16 specifications
  • extension worksheet

Get started

Visit the WebCSD free teaching subset website.

Resources

The resources below are drafts for trial and are intentionally pdf files so they cannot be edited. Please tell us of any changes to content you'd like to see.

B - X-ray crystallography

B1-  (PDF: 503KB)

C - Skeletal formula

C1 - (PDF: 423KB)

C2 -  (PDF: 252KB)

J - Reaction mechanisms 

J1 - (PDF: 527KB)

J2 -  (PDF: 204KB)

L - Amino acids

L1 - (PDF: 370KB)

L2 - (PDF: 321KB)

M - Hydrogen bonding

M1 - Hydrogen Bonding Theory Sheet - coming soon

M2 - (PDF: 367KB)

N - Conformations of Cyclohexane

N1 - (PDF: 399KB)

Feedback

We welcome feedback on any of the sheets, in terms of their suitability, ease of use, level of difficulty etc.

Feedback will be shared with collaborating staff at the CCDC and future MChem project students.

Any suggestions for further activities would also be very welcome.

Get in touch via our online form.

2014 Resources

These resources were developed by Leticia Prince, a Stage Four MChem project student in spring 2014.

Leticia's trial activities, 2014

Get started

Visit the WebCSD free teaching subset website.

Resources

Bonding & Electronegativity

LA1 - Bonding and Electronegativity Powerpoint presentation (513 KB)

LA1.1 - Bonding and Electronegativity Theory (PDF: 491KB)

LA1.2 - questions (PDF:262KB) and answers (PDF: 113 KB)

Reaction Mechanisms

LA2 - Reaction Mechanisms Powerpoint presentation (578KB)

LA2.1 - Reaction Mechanisms Theory (PDF: 361KB)

LA2.2 - questions (PDF: 203 KB) and answers (PDF: 193KB)

Intermolecular Interactions 

This topic requires access to the licenced IsoStar client website.

LA3 - Intermolecular Interactions Powerpoint presentation (417KB)

LA3.1 - Intermolecular Interactions Theory Sheet (PDF: 378KB)

LA3.2 - Intermolecular Interactions Questions (PDF: 202KB)(and Answers)

Carboxylic Acids

LA4 - Carboxylic Acids Powerpoint presentation (611KB)

LA4.1 - Carboxylic Acids Theory Sheet (PDF: 342 KB)

LA4.2 - Carboxylic Acid Questions (PDF:342 KB) and Carboxylic Acids Answers (PDF: 250KB)

Polymers

LA5.1 - Polymers Theory (PDF: 359KB)

LA5.2 - Polymers Questions (PDF: 198KB) (and Answers)

Feedback

We welcome feedback on any of the sheets, in terms of their suitability, ease of use, level of difficulty etc.

Feedback will be shared with collaborating staff at the CCDC and future MChem project students.

Any suggestions for further activities would also be very welcome.

Get in touch via our online form.