Category Archives: Smile & Relax

Chemistry Phenomenon: Educational Trip to Northern Vietnam – Nov 2010

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Hello everyone!

I reckoned some of you would have finished your major exams (GCE O-Levels, IP, IB and IGCSE). Congrats! It’s time for your to enjoy your holiday before you embark on the next stage of your academic and knowledge pursuance.

It has been a while since you last hear from me. We (Winners Education Group) just came back from our educational trip to Northern Vietnam (Hanoi City, Sapa and Halong Bay, etc) and we have learned alot about their:

  • Educational system for Primary, Secondary, High School and Universities
  • Educational levels as compared to other developed and developing nations
  • History and Literature
  • Language and Economy

And, of course – i saw several interesting Chemistry Phenomenon – Chemistry reactions and actions that are related to our everyday life!

Halong Bay – an UNESCO World Heritage Site has 2000+ limestone structures that are formed due to the wave and wind erosion of one huge island, over thousands and thousands of years.

Halong Bay - Unesco World Heritage

We also saw villagers selling home-made Corn Wine along the streets! This corn wine has 50% v/v alcohol (ethanol) content!

Tribal Lady selling Corn Wine

And apparently some villagers used it to power and run their cars and motorbikes! Chemistry students! Ready for actions? Continue Reading

O Level Chemistry – Chemistry Jokes

Most of local students should be done with their Mid-Year Examinations. Phew! It must be really stressful for you students during the last 2-3 weeks. Now it is time to relax a little bit, and celebrate any small success that comes your way.

(Image by DJ Bass)

Smile and laugh more NOW, and get ready to go into total focus revision mood during your June Holidays – which is the only time for you to revise and grasp the essential concepts in order to have a strong foundation (Workshops, Coaching, Training, Tutorial, Private Tutor, Tuition etc) to handle your Prelims and GCE O Levels Chemistry Examinations.

Let’s check out some all-time Chemistry Jokes:

Chemistry Joke 1:

During class, the chemistry professor was demonstrating the properties of various acids. “Now I’m going to drop this silver coin into this glass of acid. Will it dissolve?”

“No sir,” one student called out.

“No?” queried the professor. “Perhaps you can explain why the silver won’t dissolve in this particular acid.”

“Because if it would, you wouldn’t have dropped it in!”

PS: Indirectly linked to Metals & Reactivity Series

Chemistry Joke 2:

A female student wished to make some potassium hydroxide solution (aqueous)and decided to throw a large lump of potassium Continue Reading