What is ChemTeach - Chemteach - University of Canterbury - New Zealand

About ChemTeach

This website is designed to be a one stop shop for chemistry teachers. It contains internal and external assessment resources, teaching resources, news, interesting articles about chemistry in the community or cutting edge research, information about chemistry education initiatives, competitions, links to other useful web pages and you will get rapid responses to chemistry queries via our questions page.

The site is supported by the University of Canterbury Outreach Programme, the New Zealand Institute of Chemistry (NZIC) and Victoria University of Wellington.

There is an extensive question and answer archive on the site, courtesy of Ian Torrie. It covers a wide and extensive variety of questions that have been asked by chemistry teachers since the introduction of NCEA. They range from the trivial to the bizarre and while they are not “official” responses in all cases a variety of “expert” and experienced sources have been used to give the best answer available at the time.

The questions and answers have been collated by Achievement Standard with the most recent questions and responses appearing at the top. This resource will be added to and updated on an ongoing basis.

Wellington Contact

Wellington teachers can contact Suzanne Bonniface, Victoria University of Wellington, suzanne.boniface@vuw.ac.nz

Website Enquiries

Website enquiries should be directed to Joan Gladwyn, phone 03 364 2178 or email outreach@canterbury.ac.nz. We would welcome any comments on the site and invite teachers to send material they would like to share.

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