Has a chemical reaction taken place?  How do I know?

Has a chemical reaction taken place? How do I know?

How do you know when a chemical reaction is taking place? Are there different types of reactions? What is displacement? Can you predict and explain what will happen during a displacement reaction?   Chemical reactions form the basis of many areas of chemistry and...

Genetics & Evolution – The key areas you need to know about

Genetics & Evolution – The key areas you need to know about

Do you understand inheritance and evolution? Do you think you get it and then start looking at the information and it just confuses you? Do you know the difference between a gene and a chromosome? Here we will cover the key areas we think you need to have learnt to be...

Three reasons you should have a revision plan

Three reasons you should have a revision plan

Have you been told you will be having a test soon? Do you have end of topic tests approaching? Are you totally baffled when it comes to revision and where to even start?   In this blog, we are taking a look at how a revision plan can help you be fully prepared...

The main points you need to know about magnetism

The main points you need to know about magnetism

Does Magnetism baffle you? Are you confused when it comes to drawing the magnetic field around a magnet? Was it a topic you just didn't get the hang of the first time around, or do you just need a little refresh on where to start for revision? What are the key points...

What are the processes in digestion? What exactly happens?

What are the processes in digestion? What exactly happens?

Do you know all the processes in digestion? Can you name all the organs involved? Can you explain the difference between Protease and Amylase? We are here to help you answer these questions and make understanding digestion straightforward.   Digestion is covered...

How will our new KS3 Physics Revision Course improve your results?

How will our new KS3 Physics Revision Course improve your results?

What is In My Element? What is the KS3 Revision Physics course? What are the benefits of our Physics course?  Is it just another resource someone is trying to make money from when I could actually get this information for free elsewhere? All these are valid questions...

Main points to remember for circuits and equations

Main points to remember for circuits and equations

Do your electrical circuits get all in a muddle? Do you draw a lamp when you mean to draw a battery? Can you work out the current and resistance from circuit diagrams and practicals if you're asked to? Have a read of this blog and we take a look at the three key areas...

Key points to remember with chemical symbols and equations

Key points to remember with chemical symbols and equations

Do you panic at the thought of chemistry equations? Is it hard to remember which symbols to use and when to add numbers? Is it all a bit of a balancing act? Here we will look at the key things to remember, mistakes to avoid and also show example equations we think...

Grasping the concept of respiration as a life process

Grasping the concept of respiration as a life process

Can you explain what Respiration is? Do you know the difference between aerobic and anaerobic respiration? Do you get baffled by the word equations for respiration? Respiration features in both KS3 and KS4 Biology lessons and helps you understand many other processes...

Our Top Tips for Studying Science for Years 7, 8 & 9 (KS3)

Our Top Tips for Studying Science for Years 7, 8 & 9 (KS3)

Have you just started year 7? Feeling a little overwhelmed with all the new science terminology being used? Are you starting your GCSEs and think you have forgotten everything you were ever taught in science in KS3? We are here to help and in this blog, we take a look...

Speed – Units, Equations and Graphs You Need to Understand

Speed – Units, Equations and Graphs You Need to Understand

Can you calculate the speed of an object? Do you know what a distance-time graph is? Can you confidently rearrange one of the most commonly used physics equations? We will help you understand the physics topic of speed and give you some examples of scenarios to help...

How different is Science in Secondary School compared to Primary?

How different is Science in Secondary School compared to Primary?

How different is Science in secondary school compared to Primary?Do you get to do more practicals?Will I get to use a bunsen burner?Can we set things on fire? Here's what you can expect in secondary science if you are starting in Year 7 in September.   What...

How do Food Chains & Food Webs Work?

How do Food Chains & Food Webs Work?

      How important are plants? Do you know your consumers from your producers and your predators from your prey? Can you describe food chains from a food web of an ecosystem?   Here we take a look at the different roles organisms have within an...

How to revise effectively and get better results

How to revise effectively and get better results

 Are you more of a reader or a writer when it comes to revision? Do you know the best way to revise? What would you recommend if someone asked you the best way to revise?   Over the years I have tried, and recommended, many revision methods myself and for my...

How is electricity generated? What you need to know

How is electricity generated? What you need to know

Do you know how Electricity is generated and transferred to our homes? Have you ever been moaned at for wasting electricity? Do you know how to calculate how much it costs to use certain appliances in the home?   We take a look at answering these questions and...

What’s the difference between Elements, Compounds and Mixtures?

What’s the difference between Elements, Compounds and Mixtures?

Do you know the difference between Elements, Compounds and Mixtures? How are the atoms arranged in elements and compounds? Do you know how to use the Periodic Table? Can you recognise and name any symbols from the Periodic Table?   The Periodic Table is something...

Plants – Photosynthesis, Adaptation and Reproduction

Plants – Photosynthesis, Adaptation and Reproduction

What is Photosynthesis?Do you know your Chloroplasts from your Cytoplasm?How do we have so many different plants everywhere we look? In KS3 and KS4 Science, you learn about Plants and their structure, adaptations and reproduction. The topic of plants is one you need...

Help, I need to catch up – where should I look?

Help, I need to catch up – where should I look?

Where do you find help if you don't know the answer? When your teacher has asked you to do some research for your homework, do you know where to start? If you have missed work due to the lockdown which websites will help you catch up and understand tricky concepts?...

What is the difference between Energy Stores and Energy Transfers?

What is the difference between Energy Stores and Energy Transfers?

Can you explain the difference between an energy store and an energy transfer? Do you always get in a muddle when answering questions in class on energy? Would you like to get the energy topic nailed before you start your GCSEs? This blog covers the key ideas we feel...

How to explain states of matter, particle theory & changes of state?

How to explain states of matter, particle theory & changes of state?

When you start learning Chemistry at KS3 the first topic you will cover is Matter. It is vital you know about matter, how matter changes and what causes these changes. Here we look at three areas we think are essential to understanding this topic and give you our tips...

Important key points in KS3 Biology Cells Topic

Important key points in KS3 Biology Cells Topic

Do you know the difference between an Animal cell and a Plant cell? Can you tell your blood cells from your nerve cells? The cells topic is one of the foundation topics for Biology that is revisited many times and you will gradually learn in more depth. It is...

Not another test?  Learn how to revise and get better results

Not another test? Learn how to revise and get better results

Have you ever been shown how to revise for a test? Are you often set homework to revise for a test and been a little confused about what to do? Here we are going to share some hints and tips, alongside a simple revision method to make preparing for KS3 science tests...

How to improve your KS3 Physics results

How to improve your KS3 Physics results

Do you dread your Physics homework?  Are there Physics lessons where you haven’t understood a word of what the teacher has said?  Would you like to feel more confident in your Physics lessons? Here we share 3 tips that will help you build your confidence and...

How to improve your KS3 Chemistry results

How to improve your KS3 Chemistry results

Do you find KS3 Chemistry hard? Are there some topics that just don’t make sense to you? Do understand the use of formulae and particle diagrams?  Here we share three simple ways to help improve your learning in KS3 Chemistry.   1.🧪 Make sure you know the...

How to improve your KS3 Biology results

How to improve your KS3 Biology results

Finding KS3 Biology hard? Are there some topics you just can’t get your head around? Do you know and use all the relevant science keywords for each topic? Here we share three simple ways to help enhance your understanding of each Biology topic in KS3.   🧬...

How to Gain Marks in a Tricky Science Question

How to Gain Marks in a Tricky Science Question

Need help with how to answer that tricky KS3 Science question and gain maximum marks?  Science tests can be scary. Do you write lots but never get all the marks? Did you know that it's harder to get all the marks on longer questions? Read on to learn how to aim for...