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AS / A Level Chemistry LabSkills Interactive Study Guide - USB Portable Student Edition

by Learning Science Ltd
4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)

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  • Acclaimed e-learning resource suitable for all AS and A Level specifications plus International Baccalaureate, Advanced Higher, Pre-University and Foundation Chemistry courses developed by Learning Science Ltd and the University of Bristol.
  • Ultra portable, plug-and-play, USB memory stick (256 Mb). No file installations. No complicated set-up. Loads in seconds. For Windows PCs and laptops.
  • Over 70 highly interactive simulations, exercises, calculations and tests. Recommended by teachers and course examiners.
  • Includes exam practice questions with responsive feedback and guidance on how to pick up maximum marks. Work at your own pace and access built-in help whenever required.
  • New for 2010. Discounted offer price (usually 49.99). Robust, hard impact casing. Warranty included. Requires Flash Player (download free from ADOBE)

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  • Platform:   Windows
  • Media: Electronics

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  • ASIN: 0956358314
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,849 in Software (See Top 100 in Software)

Product Description

Over 70 interactive, animated computer-based activities covering all you need to quickly master commonly examined lab techniques and calculations. Turn taps, push buttons, vary reactions conditions, enter data, assemble equipment, optimise experiments and perform calculations - VIRTUALLY! New for 2010, a personal edition of the unique, interactive technology currently used in hundreds of schools. Memorable revision and exam practice. 'Active learning' improves exam recall. Focuses effort and fast-tracks progress. Helps students avoid common mistakes and pick up extra marks. Ideal for anyone looking for an alternative to boring revision books. LabSkills' unique interactivity and built-in feedback help you practise and quickly increase your skills and confidence in experimental chemistry. The simulations, exercises and exam practice questions instantly respond to the decisions you make and clearly guide you through every step with invaluable feedback on how to improve your performance. Developed in partnership with Bristol ChemLabS, the Centre for Excellence in Teaching and Learning, in the School of Chemistry at the University of Bristol. "A fantastic educational resource" The Royal Society of Chemistry. "A groundbreaking computer program" The Times Educational Supplement.

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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
Have used the online version throughout the OCR Chemistry A-Level course and have yet to find a better resource. Especially useful for coursework involving experiments and analyising how it was carried out as the interactive simulations allow you to make as many mistakes as you want without setting anything on fire.
Ideal for individuals without the resources to carry out the experiments themselves or for institutions working on a low budget.

Each simulation follows step by step instructions such as beginning by analysing apparatus which has been incorrectly set up then correcting those
mistakes, followed by a "test your understanding" section, all in a simple, colourful layout. Easily makes chemistry fun!
Has sections on analytical chemistry, using lab calculations and basic lab skills in a visually entertaining way making it easy to understand and memorize, improving confidence in the subject.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
The LabSkills program is a useful resource for A-Level Chemistry students that helps back up practical work done in labs and also can be used to introduce new skills and techniques.
General skills such weighing and measuring are included along with more complex practical techniques such as reflux, recrystallisation and thin layer chromatography. Students can use these sections to prepare for the practical coursework assessments.
The whole package is well indexed, cross referenced and user friendly. It could be used by teachers as well as students as a resource and is a worthwhile purchase to those wishing to improve their practical skills in Chemistry.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Very helpful piece of software 2 Mar 2010
I am an A-Level student currently taking Chemistry and have used this software a number of times before carrying out a practical and have found it a very useful resource - especially if I have not done the practical beforehand.

After selecting a practical, the program gives lots of clear information about each step and the safety precautions for each, as well as giving advice on making experiments more valid and reliable - which would be a common question asked in an exam. Then it allows you to test your knowledge and asks some questions about the practical and I found that this helped me to remember the steps and the different calculations involved.

Within the entire program there is a lot of information which would all be very useful and so I would highly recommend this to any student studying Chemistry. A very worthwhile purchase!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great help for A Level Chemistry! 9 Mar 2010
I am currently studying chemistry A level and have used labskills for a good year or so and have found it an extremely helpful resource. The software enables you to understand practicals and calculations with clear step by step guides. I found labskills perfect in revision for coursework assessments as the programme would simulate experiments as if you were actually doing them and the ability to change conditions, illustrating their effects made concepts a lot clearer. I also found labskills a great help in analytical chemistry, being able to interact with graphs and literally pull relevant data from them!
Overall a great A level resource!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant peice of software 2 Mar 2010
This is a brilliant peice of software. It's full of useful animations and interactive activities which would benefit all those taking a-level chemistry.
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