What's New?:

This page was first added on 28/5/2011. We will try and keep a list of our newest additions to each page, to help you so look back regularly! It's lovely to get feedback and/or suggestions from our users.

march 2017

01/03/2017: Starting to update collated Chemistry Questions, starting with L3 AS91390 on Level 3 Chemistry page
Added some expired NCEA exams to the Teacher Resource page

JANUARY 2017

31/1/2017: Still playing with coding for speed, efficiency and display.

NOVEMBER 2016

19/11/2016: Completed answers for L2 Organic Chemistry collated questions. Added a Year 9 Practice Science exam.

02/11/2016: Added (yet) another revision resource to L2 Organic Chemistry. Also updated collated questions & answers to include 2015 for identifying unknowns and reactions of alcohols and isomers and flow chart type questions.

02/11/2016: Added 2015 Exams to Collated Questions and Answers on Level 3 Physics pages.

OCTOBER 2016

26/10/2016: Added 2015 Exams to Collated Questions and Answers on Level 2 Physics pages.

11/10/2016: Added some Help sheets on Interspecific and Intraspecific in Level 3 Biology for Plants and Animals.

11/10/2016: Added some Last Minute Notes in Level 3 Biology for Human Evolution and Level 3 Biology for Speciation.
(Thanks for the suggestion, Seigan)

AUGUST AND SEPTEMBER 2016

29/09/2016: Added some Speciation flashcards to Level 3 Biology

18/09/2016: Added some flashcards for Waves to Level 1 Physics

07/09/2016: Added Short summary document for 91526 Demonstrate understanding of electrical systems on Level 3 Physics page.

04/09/2016:Bits and pieces added here and there! 2015 Junior exams added (04/09/2016).

JULY 2016

19/06/2016: Added collated questions to Biology Level 2 pages for AS91159 and AS91157.

15/06/2016: Added collated questions to Biology Level 3 pages for AS91606, AS 91605 and AS 91603.

JUNE 2016

19/06/2016: Added Help sheet on the Physics Investigation updated on Level 3 Physics page.

19/06/2016: Added NCEA 2016 Exam timetable here.

APRIL 2016

13/04/2016: Don't forget to check out our Links page HERE

13/04/2016: Updated AS 91164 Demonstrate understanding of bonding, structure, properties and energy changes collated questions to include 2015 exams and answers to Level 2 Chemistry page

02/04/2016: Added (yet) another Titration resource for AS91161 to Level 2 Chemistry page

MARCH 2016

06/03/2016: Continued adding to the collated past questions (and answers) for Chemistry AS 91390 to Level 3 Chemistry page

FEBRUARY 2016

10/02/2016: Added the first part of collated past questions (and answers) for Chemistry AS 91390 to Level 3 Chemistry page

NOVEMBER 2015

15/11/2015: Added a few more pages to Level 2 Organic Chemistry Cornell style notes

01/11/2015: Well done to the All Blacks!

Fixed up printing on Level 1 Science answers to collated questions about Acids and Bases. Added suggested answers to Year 10 Practice Exam. Updated a few Level 2 Biology collated questions - Cells topic.

OCTOBER 2015

28/10/2015: New resource added for AS 91159 about Metabolic Pathways, added to Biology Level 2. Also a 2015 Year 10 / Junior Practice Exam added to Junior Science Examinations page.

26/10/2015: 2015 Year 9 / Junior Practice Exam added - and answers to the 2014 Practice Exam for Year 9 finally added to Junior Science Examinations page.

21/10/2015: Test yourself with one of our NCEA Kahoot Quizzes. Search for NoBrainTooSmall (yes that's right - NO gaps!) So far there are a few for Level 1 Science and a few for Physics and Chemistry. Do a few times and try to beat your own personal score - or tell your teacher they are there (and appear very brainy when you know all the answers!!)

21/10/2015: Collated questions on Electricity updated on Level 3 Physics page to include 2014 exams and answers. Also a flow chart of organic conversions with reagents and reaction types of Level 2 Chemistry page.

19/10/2015: Not a new resource but one that had fallen off a Level 3 Human Evolution Biology page - Human evolution test yourself pages. Apologies for that!

AND if anyone would like to send us any ESS resources we would be happy to add them to our "Contributions Page" but it's not an area where we will be producing anything ourselves in the foreseaable future. Having said that there is a set of flashcards for AS91191 and AS 91193 on Level 2 Science

17/10/2015: Eight new (jumbo sized) flashcards for the pH / buffer equations you might need in Chemistry AS 91392 added to Chemistry Level 3.

14/10/2015: Collated questions on Mechanics, Electricity and Waves updated on Level 2 Physics page to include 2014 exams and answers.

12/10/2015: Minor revision and small addition to Bio2 AS 91157 Last minute reminder sheet following feedback - feedback always appreciated.

SEPTEMBER 2015

09/09/2015: A new sheet added to Level 3 Chemistry page - Last minute Thermochemical Principles & the Properties of Particles reminders.

06/09/2015: Two new sheets added to Level 2 Chemistry page for Bonding, structure, properties and energy to help with the two types of energy calculations. Answers for Practice Exams for Level 1 Acids and Bases Test 1 added to Level 1 Science (Acids and Bases) page.

01/09/2015: New sheet added to Level 2 Chemistry page for Organic Chemistry for identification of unknowns.

august 2015

22/08/2015: Some Cornell notes (a note taking style you might find useful) added to Acids and Bases page for Level 1 Science

14/08/2015: Two different "No Brain Too Small" Practice Exams for Level 1 Acids and Bases added to Level 1 Science (Acids and Bases) page.

13/08/2015: Some Cornell notes (a note taking style you might find useful) added to Level 2 Chemistry page for Organic Chemistry.

JULY 2015

Quiet month - just a few updated documents

JUNE 2015

Minor changes made to 91161 Titration help sheet (Revised for 91161 v2) on the Level 2 Chemistry page.

MAY 2015

28/05/2015: 400,000 visits to No Brain Too Small (since we started counting in September 2010).

27/05/2015: Updated Mechanics collated questions for Mechanics Level 1 (AS 90940) for energy and work and power for Level 1 Science. Updated Acids and Bases collated questions for Acids and Bases Level 1 (AS 90944) for Level 1 Science to include 2014 questions.

Also added a link to our links page (found under What's New tab) for Pathwayz. Look HERE for this exciting new site.

26/05/2015: Updated Mechanics collated questions for Mecanics Level 1 (AS 90940) for motion, pressure and forces - energy and work and power not yet done for Level 1 Science and added "Answers" to the title of one set of answers!

15/05/2015: Just added a resource - some questions (with hints) about Equilibria (Kc and calculations only) to Level 2 Chemistry.

09/05/2015: "We have restored normality as as we now know what is normal anyway" and normality is absolutely ridiculous. Having redesigned the site for tablets and phones as well as desktops - a number of schools including one of our own - block any site with a link to facebook on a page IRRESPECTIVE of its educational merit. So we have (again) removed the Facebook link from every page except the "About Us" page (You can always search for us on Facebook anyway...). Hoping, if you have us bookmarked, that our little brain icon is working for you.

If you want to know "About us" then please use a network that doesn't block Facebook (!).

03/05/2015: Oops, it seems we forgot to populate the Biology pages with resources; thanks to the people who emailed us to point this out. In the words of Trillion "We will be restoring normality as soon as we are sure what is normal anyway. Thank you. "

APRIL 2015 humping brain

A new look for No Brain too Small. Might take a while to remember to use the drop down menus to the subpages at each level.

Look out for more updated collated questions in a number of Science areas now NZQA have published the schedules for 2014 exams. It will be a work in progress for some time to come.

27/04/2015: Updated the collated questions for AS91164 to include 2013 and 2014. Also collated questions for AS91165 about alcohol reactions and isomers. All in Level 2 Chemistry.

March 2015

16/3/2015: A work in progress - notes for Level 3 Chemistry AS 91393 - Demonstrate understanding of oxidation-reduction processes.

Look out for more updated collated questions in a number of Science areas when NZQA have published the schedules for 2014 exams. If they publish them and we don't notice, please email us and let us know!

January 2015

20/01/2015: It was a nice holiday but now we must get back to working on the site. Updated the collated questions for Waves and Mechanics on the Level 3 Physics page. We have also spotted that most of the Level 1 and Level 2 Sciences Achievement Standards on the NZQA site have been updated to version 3 (although thre seems no actual changes to the content).

November 2014

25/11/2014: Well that's about it for new resources for 2014 as the Science Exams come to an end with Physics today - hope they went well for you. Many thanks for the emails from people thanking us and giving us feedback - we really appreciate these.

17/11/2014: Fixed up a wrong link on Level 1 Chemistry - Collated Synthesis questions now are correctly linked.

11/11/2014: Fixed up a couple of small errors in Chemistry sheets - a big thank you to the people who took the time to point them out for the classes of 2015!

05/11/2014: Some new cryptic puzzles for Level 1 Science teachers on the Teachers Page (nice final lesson we think)

October 2014 - a big month for revision for NCEA exams!

29/10/2014: Collated buffer questions and answers for AS91392 for Level 3 Chemistry

28/10/2014: Properties and uses of metals and alloys as part of resources for AS90933, for Level 1 Chemistry

23/10/2014: Properties and uses of non-metals and their compounds as part of resources for AS90933, for Level 1 Chemistry

14/10/2014: Pressure at a glance - brief reminder sheet for Level 1 Science

10/10/2014: Collated questions on Level 3 Physics page.

09/10/2014: Corrected a small omission on Cells Keywords on Level 2 Biology page and converted them HERE into flashcards.

Collated questions on Mechanics and Electricity updated on Level 2 Physics page.

Collated questions on enzymes updated on Level 2 Biology page - and answers added.

September 2014

Happy Birthday

No Brain Too Small is 5 years old this month!

28/09/2014: Junior exams are not that far away; started added some practice exams to our Junior exams page. Of course the content will vary a lot from school to school so it might pay to check out both Year 9 and Year 10.

24/09/2014: Simple pH and colour changes revision sheet for Level 1 Science AS90944, Acids & Bases.

14/09/2014: Added a simple reaction map for Level 2 Chemistry AS 9116 - summarising interconversions and the key colour changes.

07/09/2014: Level 1 Science collated examinations (updated to include 2013 examinations) for Mechanics, Acids and Bases and Genetics - with answers

Collated Microbes examinations - and answers (2100-2013) for Level 1 Biology.

06/09/2014: Collated questions for Waves AS 91770 are being updated to include questions from 2013 on Level 2 Physics.

06/09/2014: Collated questions for Mechanics AS 90940 are being updated to include questions from 2013 on Level 1 Science.

03/09/2014: Collated questions for Carbon AS 90932 Level 1 Chemistry

01/09/2014: Collated Decomposition reaction, Displacement reaction, and Combination reaction questions (2011-2013) and answers for Level 1 Chemistry AS 90934

Also collated Organic Identification and flow chart type questions for Level 2 Chemistry AS 91165.

August 2014

31/08/2014: Collated Precipitation reaction questions (2011-2013) and answers for Level 1 Chemistry AS 90934.

July 2014

28/07/2014: Some Mechanics Literacy revision powerponts for Level 1 Science.

27/07/2014: More Flash cards for Level 2 Physics and some revision powerponts for Level 3 Physics.

19/07/2014: Flash cards for Level 2 Physics and Level 3 Physics either updated or made new (one set of words for each of the 4 topics and 1 set for exam words).

17/07/2014: New set of Microbes flash cards forLevel 1 Science and/or Level 1 Biology.

June 2014

18/06/2014: Trying to write a literacy task for AS 90930 to help students learn all the vast number of technical terms - have posted first attempt on Level 1 Chemistry.

Added a new link to The Science Scribe on our links page - well worth a look.

10/06/2014: Found a help sheet for AS 91161 for calculating empirical and molecular formula for Level 2 Chemistry.

May 2014

20/05/2014: Answers to Junior Exams 10A (2013) is now linked correctly.

05/04/2014: Upon request, put the Big Notes for Waves back on the Level 3 Physics page - still need more work but at least something is back there - sorry they were never have meant to have disappeared!

Part 1 of Survival Notes added for AS 91164 for Level 2 Chemistry. The content is already covered on No Brain Too Small but it is a format some students prefer. Part 2 (Energy) will be added when we find time!

March 2014

29/03/2014: Added answers to collated Level 3 Biology questions about Migration. However for NZQA answers with A, M and E - see their expired standards HERE.

05/03/2014: There has been a small but probably quite significant change to AS 90939 Demonstrate understanding of aspects of heat (Level 1 Physics) to Explanatory Note 6.

Jan and Feb 2014

We were busy!!

Just take a look and see how busy YOU were in 2013!

DECEMBER 2013

24/12/2013: New link added to the Links page for on-line tutorials for NCEA chemistry produced by "MrHughesNZ" - see HERE for example (this one for Schol Chemistry).

NOVEMBER 2013

18/11/2013: "Must know" colours and observations for AS 90934 on Level 1 Chemistry page.

17/11/2013: Very last minute addition for Science 90944 (Acids and bases topic) on the Level 1 Science page... wonder if anyone will spot it!

15/11/2013: Some new Junior examinations (and answers) on the Junior Exam page.

11/11/2013: Some revised flash cards for AS 90929 (Demonstrate understanding of biological ideas relating to a mammal as a consumer) on Level 1 Biology page.

05/11/2013: Last minute reminder sheet for Gene Expression on Level 2 Biology page.

04/11/2013: Organic reactions crib sheet on the Level 2 Chemistry page.

03/11/2013: Updated the notes on Waves for AS 91170 on the Level 2 Physics page.

03/11/2013: Added some notes, on request, about Polyploidy for AS 91605 Speciation to the Level 3 Biology page. Also Organic names and structures (for AS 90932) added to Level 1 Chemistry page.

01/11/2013: Some hand drawn Waves revision sheets - colour them, annotate them, learn the stuff - added to the Level 1 Physics page, and some for Carbon revision added to Level 1 Chemistry page.

OCTOBER 2013

28/10/2013: Had a bit of a reorganisation session in Chemistry Level 3 Page and added a new resource - mathematical equations to know.

22/10/2013: Fixed a link on the Level 1 Chemistry page to 90934 Sample questions and answers. Added notes on Photoperiodism in Plants (for AS 91603) to Level 3 Biology page.

21/10/2013: Adding some notes for AS 91603 Plant and Animal responses - one by one - so keep checking back on Level 3 Biology page. Today is Tropism and Migration day. (You might enjoy the cartoon HERE!) And just added Timing and orientation responses.

A special HELLO (and big thank you) to the Science Staff and Students at Long Bay College, Auckland!! They really made our day with their lovely surprise!

18/10/2013: Collated questions - with answers - added for Level 1 AS 90944 on the Level 1 Science page. Divided into "Atoms and Ions", "Acids and Bases" and "Rates".

15/10/2013: AS91606 notes added for Human evolution on Level 3 Biology page.

14/10/2013: Collated Genetics questions for Level 1 on the Level 1 Science page. Will add some from the expired earlier AS when there is time.

13/10/2013: Have started to write a Last Minute Physics page for Waves on the Level 2 Physics page. Part version is there but needs more work.

13/10/2013: Updated the Last Minute Physics pages on the Level 3 Physics page along with putting the NZQA 2013 Resource Booklet in case you didn't find it on the NZQA Physics page.

11/10/2013: Some ideas about how to revise on the Level 1 Science page along with an example of breaking down a topic (Acids and bases).

09/10/2013: Added a page of "Test yourself" questions (mostly calculations) for Mechanics on the Level 1 Science page - answers supplied. Also Protein synthesis sequencing task for Level 2 Biology and Speciation Notes for Level 3 Biology.

08/10/2013: Working on a request, we have added the answers to Mechanics collated questions, found on the Level 1 Science page.

05/10/2013: Have updated the notes on the Atoms & Radioactivity part of the Level 2 Physics page, to include the new material for AS91172.

04/10/2013: Added some Collated NCEA Energy Changes questions on the Level 2 Chemistry page - with answers - as NZQA might not keep their expired standards (currently HERE) forever.

We also played a little more with the site code based upon on issue with MacOS X and drop down menus (which we hope we have fixed this time).

03/10/2013: Updated some Collated NCEA Structure and Bonding questions on the Level 2 Chemistry page - and added the answers - as NZQA might not keep their expired standards (currently HERE) forever.

03/10/2013: Collated Waves exams on the Level 3 Physics page done.

Based on the number of visitors in October already on the Atoms & Radioactivity part of the Level 2 Physics page, we have created answers for the collated Atoms & Radioactivity exams (since a lot of schools will probably be using a written test for this topic).

02/10/2013: Based on a number of requests, we have created answers for the Collated Mechanics exams on the Level 3 Physics page. Just Waves left to go!

We also played a little with the site code based upon on issue with MacOS X and drop down menus (which we hope we have fixed).

SEPTEMBER 2013

30/09/2013: Based on a number of requests, we have created answers for the Collated Modern Physics exams on the Level 3 Physics page. Also the Collated Electricity exams on the Level 3 Physics page.

22/09/2013: Based on a number of requests, we have created answers for the Collated Waves exams on the Level 2 Physics page.

21/09/2013: Based on a number of requests, we have created answers for the Collated Electricity exams on the Level 2 Physics page.

11/09/2013: Added a link to Pass Biology.co.nz - an online Biology Text Book - on our Links page.

09/09/2013: Notes put up for Mechanics and Electrical Systems on Level 3 Physics. These need reducing further and making more appealing - but probably won't have time for a week or two to do that.

08/09/2013: Last minute reminder sheet for Demonstrate understanding of life processes at the cellular level AS 91156 on Level 2 Biology.

07/09/2013: Have updated collated Rates of reaction questions as well as weak acids/bases and pH calculations (& answers) on the Level 2 Chemistry page. Have added 2012 to Equilibria questions and answers (but have run out of energy at the moment to add the expired 2010 & 2011!!)

07/09/2013: Have updated collated Mechanics questions on the Level 1 Science page.

06/09/2013: Have updated collated Modern Physics questions on the Level 3 Physics page.

06/09/2013: Last minute reminder sheet and a new set of Genetics test yourself/flash cards, both for Genetics AS 90948 in Level 1 Science.

04/09/2013: Something for Level 1 Science for Genetics AS 90948.

AUGUST 2013

30/08/2013: Have updated collated Waves questions on the Level 2 Physics page.

JULY 2013

31/07/2013: Have changed some information on the Level 2 Physics page. Have updated material and changed information on the Level 3 Physics page.

JUNE 2013

16/06/2013: Upon request from Claudia, we have created answers for the Collated Mechanics exams on the Level 2 Physics page. However, until we have finished all the collated Physics questions, as a temporary fix:

To find the answers for the 2012 exams you go here.

To find the answers for the expired exams go here.

14/06/2013: Updated Collated Mechanics exams on the Level 2 Physics page.

08/06/2013: Updated Collated Electricity exams on the Level 3 Physics page.

08/06/2013: Had a bit of a reorganisation on the Level 3 Biology page and added some new AS Outlines (checklists) as well as some Keywords for Speciation AS.

05/06/2013: Added some simple Flash revision questions about Microorganisms on the Level 1 Biology page.

04/06/2013: Added the NCEA Level 2 2012 exams to the collated Electricity and Magnetism exams on the Level 2 Physics page.

03/06/2013: Added some enzyme notes contributed by M.Findlay, supporting AS90929 Demonstrate understanding of biological ideas relating to a mammal(s) as a consumer(s) - look in "Contributions" section. Many thanks!

02/06/2013:Revised Flashcards for AS91391 Demonstrate understanding of the properties of organic compounds, to include NaBH4 on Level 3 Chemistry page.

MAY 2013

29/05/2013: It was lovely to chat to Jesse from Pencil case Tutoring about meeting the needs of Science students in New Zealand. Pencil case offer one-to-one tutoring in Auckland and Wellington.

25/05/2013: Collated exams for AS 90927 Demonstrate understanding of biological ideas relating to microorganisms on Level 1 Biology page (some from old standard but very similar to new standard).

25/05/2013: Finally got round to fixing an incorrect unit on the Mechanics Level 3 revision flash cards on Level 3 Physics page - thanks to Harry at Macleans for spotting our mistake. Also put the first 2 updated checklists (Mechanics and Electricity) on the page for the new standards.

25/05/2013: Outline/checklist added for AS91388 Demonstrate understanding of spectroscopic data in chemistry on Level 3 Chemistry page.

25/05/2013: Assorted resources revised for AS91391 Demonstrate understanding of the properties of organic compounds on Level 3 Chemistry page.

APRIL 2013

09/04/2013: Overview / checklist added for AS 91603 Demonstrate understanding of the responses of plants and animals to their external environment to Level 3 Biology page

05/04/2013: Started adding the NCEA Level 3 2012 exams to the collated exams on the Level 3 Physics page

FEBRUARY 2013

26/02/2013: Fixed up the Practical guidelines for AS91168 on the Level 2 Physics page

We know Level 3 standards have changed - but it's a matter of finding time to revise the materials; Please keep checking back!

Outline for Chemistry 91390 added and old resources revised in line with the new AS91390 (nothing added for Entropy as yet) on Level 3 Chemistry page.

JANUARY 2013

Happy New Year!

3/1/2013:Assessment schedules for our 2012 Junior examinations are now here.

DECEMBER 2012

75% of the NB2S Team are marking Level 1 Exams at the moment so things are rather quiet here.

NOVEMBER 2012

25/11/2012: Last minute Atoms, Last minute Electricity, Last minute Mechanics, Last minute Waves added to the Level 3 Physicspage.

25/11/2012: Last minute Waves notes for Level 1 Physics, added to the Level 1 Physicspage.

21/11/2012: Last minute Genetic variation & change notes for Level 2 Biology, added to the Level 2 Biology page.

20/11/2012: Last minute Carbon compounds notes for Level 1 Chemistry, added to the Level 1 Chemistry page.

18/11/2012: Last minute Mechanics and Acids and Bases reminder notes for Level 1 Science tomorrow, added to the Level 1 Science page.

Brief notes for Level 3 Science on polythene on Level 3 Science page for AS90730 (Organic compounds).

17/11/2012: Last minute Organic Chemistry notes for Level 2 Chemistry, added to the Level 2 Chemistry page.

Single page to help with Ks calculations on Level 3 Chemistry page.

Fill-in sheet for Level 1 Science on explaining atoms and ions (90944) with answers.

15/11/2012: Last minute Bonding, structure and energy notes for Level 2 Chemistry, added to the Level 2 Chemistry page.

15/11/2012: Last minute Reactivity notes for Level 2 Chemistry, added to the Level 2 Chemistry page. We will try and add Organic and Bonding/Energy at the weekend.

14/11/2012: Some notes for Plants (growth, reproduction and the leaf) for Level 1 Biology on the Level 1 Biology page.

13/11/2012: It's the night before NCEA Level 2 Physics so we have posted Last minute Mechanics and Last minute Electricity on the Level 2 Physics page. They might prove useful between the eclipse and the exam.

Some notes for Plants (reproduction and leaf structure) for Level 1 Biology on the Level 1 Biology page.

Welcome to students from Northcote College and Burnside High School who are also beginning to register quite a few hits in recent days!

It took a longer than we anticipated but here are some "survival notes" for Electricity and Magnetism on the Level 1 Physics page. At 5 pages they are a bit long, so call this "draft 1".

12/11/2012: Not long now to those NCEA exams for the NZ students. Good luck and keep checking here. We have a few things in the pipeline to add but no time to finish off and add until our students go on study leave!

Welcome to students from Wanganui High School, Macleans College, Otago Girls' High School and Tawa College, in particular, who are registering quite a few hits this month! And hello to students from Riccarton High School.

8/11/2012: Some end of year word puzzles for Teachers have been added to the "Resources for teachers" page. Also collated questions for Science 90730 on the Level 3 Science page.

4/11/2012: Corrected a cis / trans error that Aaron kindly pointed out, for this resource on the Level 2 Chemistry page. Thanks :)

2/11/2012: Put up a simple page for contributions.

1/11/2012: Fixed a mistake in the Level 2 Waves notes on the Level 2 Physics page. Thank you to Mark & Ann for spotting it. Another flash revision for Mechanics also on the Level 2 Physics page. - this time to help you with formula.

OCTOBER 2012 Be happy

Some kind people have offered us some resources - keep looking for these new contributions which will feature soon when we get a chance to take a look and process them (but please we can't really accept contributions unless they are yours to contribute)

25/10/2012: Added some flash revision pages for Mechanics to the Level 2 Physics page. Thank you to iSpring free for their software that makes this so easy.

23/10/2012: Finally got round to updating the collated exams for AS 90940 Demonstrate Understanding of Mechanics by using some old Achievement Standards and last years exam on the Level 1 Science page.

22/10/2012: A single "visual" revision page for the new external AS 90932 on Carbon on the Level 1 Chemistry page.

A lot of people seem to be linking to us from Studyit - welcome! We have a link back to Studyit too!

SEPTEMBER 2012

Added a few links to GCSE Bitesize podcasts on the Level 1 Science, Physics and Chemistry pages. We don't like adding links very much as sometimes the "match" between NZ NCEA and UK GCSE isn't that great - but the links identified on these pages are very useful indeed! Give them a listen.

Some of the marking took less time than we would have wished so here is something for Level 1!

15/9/2012: Waves Survival Sheets - revision for Level 1 Physics AS 90938 on the Level 1 Physics Page.

New contributions might be limited for a week or so as we wrestle with exam marking from our own students - but let us know if you spot errors or urgently need a sheet for this or that!

10/9/2012: Genetic variation notes for AS 91157 on the Level 2 Biology page.

9/9/2012: Test yourself cards (flashcards) and self test sheets (fold over the answer, complete and check) and a sheet with formulae to know, all for AS 90932 on Carbon on the Level 1 Chemistry page.

8/9/2012: Some survival notes for the new external AS 90932 on Carbon on the Level 1 Chemistry page.

6/9/2012: Respiration activity for Cells AS 91156 on the Level 2 Biology page.

4/9/2012: Revision Notes for AS91173 Electricity and Electromagnetism on the Level 2 Physics page updated for the new standard.

Photosynthesis activity for Cells AS 91156 on the Level 2 Biology page.

Flattered to see Katikati College and Tauranga Boys' College sending students to visit us! Also Botany Downs Secondary College. Welcome!

3/9/2012: Notes for DNA replication (part of Cells AS 91165) have been added to the Level 2 Biology page for AS 91159.

1/9/2012: Combined resource for AS 91164 and AS 91166 Level 2 Chemistry - just targeting the calculations in each of these standards, added to the Level 2 Chemistry page.

On level 2 Chemistry page there are now also annotated notes / answers to the Organic Chemistry notes.

AUGUST 2012

28/8/12: Updated the collated exam questions for Electricity and Electromagnetism on the Level 2 Physics page. We have removed the content that we believe we no longer be examined.

Also - thanks to Matt - fixed up a mistake in the numbering of the Motion Collated questions on the same Level 2 Physics page.

25/8/12: AS 91161 Quantitative analysis; one LAST practice question of each type added to the Level 2 Chemistry page. This is all!! AS 90930 Investigation Help pages revised on Level 1 Chemistry page.

24/8/12: AS 91161 Quantitative analysis; one practice question of each type and another guide to solving titration questions added to the Level 2 Chemistry page.

21/8/12: AS 90944 Acids and bases - a single sheet looking at rates of reaction and how they can be measured on the Level 1 Science page.

19/8/12: AS 91165 Organic chemistry reaction flow chart for propene now revised for 2012 on the Level 2 Chemistry page. Esters out...amines in!

A help sheet for the internally assessed Physics practical (AS 90774 Carry out a practical physics investigation with guidance, that leads to a mathematical relationship) on Level 3 Physics page.

16/8/12: AS 90940 - No Brain does sport! Revision sheet on Level 1 Science page for Mechanics.

15/8/12: Continued revising Level 2 Chemistry resources by creating separate sets of flash cards for AS 91164 (energy) and AS 91166 (rates, equilibria and acids and bases) on the Level 2 Chemistry page.

14/8/12: Flashcards for protein synthesis (part of Gene expression AS) and notes about the key steps in protein synthesis have been added to the Level 2 Biology page for AS 91159.

12/8/12: AS 91165 Revision Q&A now revised to fit the new AS for 2012 on the Level 2 Chemistry page.

11/8/12: Doing a bit of site maintenance and trying to make menus "tablet friendly" and "phone friendly" so please bear with us if things look a bit odd at times - a work in progress - but we didn't want to take the site down! Revised some more AS 91165 (Organic chemistry) to meet the new AS for 2012 on the Level 2 Chemistry page.

10/8/12: Help sheet for calculations ( quantities from equations) for AS 91161 on the Level 2 Chemistry page, plus 6 questions and answers. AS 91165 Organic Revision also updated for 2012.

8/8/12: Revised Level 3 Electricity Summary on the Level 3 Physics page from 19 sides down to 6 - and hopefully made some stuff clearer too.

JULY 2012

30/7/12: Included the 2011 Exams into the Collated Mechanics Questions on the Level 2 Physics page. (The collated questions are from the old standard but there are only minor changes).

14/7/2012: Even more collated NCEA exam questions added to Level 2 Biology page for AS 91157 (Genetics).

12/7/2012: Some additional materials added to Level 2 Biology page - collated questions.

11/7/2012: Level 3 Chemistry Polymer questions updated.

10/7/2012: Collated NCEA exam questions for Level 3 Animal behaviour and plant responses (AS 90716) have been added on the Level 3 Biology page. A work in progress......

9/7/2012: Collated NCEA exam questions for Level 3 Genetics (AS 90715) have been added on the Level 3 Biology page.

Holidays are wonderful aren't they? We took a rest but have now added some more resources in response to requests.

JUNE 2012

26/6/2012: Overview for Demonstrate understanding of aspects of carbon chemistry on the Level 1 Chemistry page

3/6/2012: Test yourself sheet for AS91161 % composition calculations on the Level 2 Chemistry page.

23/6/2012: Help sheet for 90934 v2 Chemistry, identifying the types of chemical reactions on the Level 1 Chemistry page

23/6/2012: General help sheet for the internally assessed Physics practical (AS 91168 Carry out a practical physics investigation that leads to a non-linear mathematical relationship) on Level 2 Physics page.

15/6/2012: Help sheet for calculations (% composition, empirical and molecular formula, and quantities from equations) for A S91161 on the Level 2 Chemistry page, along with a "survival sheet" for the same.

5/6/2012: Help sheet for 90934 v2 Chemistry, Chemical Reactions, for colours to know on the Level 1 Chemistry page. Also some collated past questions (with answers) for precipitation reactions. Note Iron(III) compounds will no longer be examined in precipitation reactions.

MAY 2012

17/5/12: Help sheet for AS 90695 Redox Titration calculation on the Level 3 Chemistry page.

17/5/12: Collated Rates of reaction questions & answers (from expired AS 90310) - now relevant to 91166 on the Level 2 Chemistry page

16/5/12: Got an e-mail from "Mac Pro" asking when we would have some Summary Notes for Level 3 Physics Mechanics so we've put up our first draft on the Level 3 Physics page. We'd like to trim them a little when we have more time but we hope this at least helps!

16/5/12: Got an e-mail from Vicheny pointing out that the AS 90718 Describe applications of biotechnological techniques (I) link on the Level 3 Biology page does not. That's because we haven't written anything! We will try and fix this as soon as we can - thanks for your support Vicheny.

7/5/12: Started the process of including the 2011 Exams into the Collated Questions by fixing all the Mechanics Collated Questions on Level 3 Physics page.

6/5/12: Revised 91162 on Level 2 Chemistry page for the "flow chart". We at NB2S think the NZQA one has a fundamental flaw when testing for anions.

APRIL 2012

Just tidied up some code - no new resources.

MARCH 2012

24/3/12: Errors fixed for iron and silver for 91162 on Level 2 Chemistry page. Thanks to Stephen for alerting me to those!

22/3/12: Updated the Level 3 Summary Notes for Level 3 Physics Atoms - the first draft is on the Level 3 Physics page.

7/3/12: Started the process of including the 2011 Exams into the Collated Questions by fixing all the Atoms Collated Questions on Level 2 Physics page. (We know this is the old standard but it may still come in useful as the Internal standard is likely to be assessed using a written test which will have similar questions to the external examination - it's not the only way of assessing the standard but a test is likely to be a popular method).

7/3/12: A little sample enthalpy question; info, questions and answers for AS 91164 on Level 2 Chemistry page.

6/3/12: Ben e-mailed us and asked when we would have actual Level 3 Summary Notes for Level 3 Physics Waves so the first draft is on the Level 3 Physics page. We'd like to trim them a little when we have more time but we hope this at least helps!

FEBRUARY 2012

Back to school!

28/2/12: Revised Organic map for ethene for 91165 Organic on Level 2 Chemistry page.

7/2/2012: Carbon cycling Topic Outline for AS 90953 & notes on Level 1 Science page.

JANUARY 2012

25/1/12: Revised resource for AS 91167 Redox on Level 2 Chemistry page.

21/1/12: More revised chemistry material for AS 91166 Chemical Reactivity on Level 2 Chemistry page and Life Processes (Cells) on Level 2 Biology page.

19/1/12: Revised Physics checklists on Level 2 Physics page.

18/1/12: More revised chemistry material for AS 91165 Organic Chemistry on Level 2 Chemistry page.

16/1/12: More revised chemistry material for AS 91162 Analysis on Level 2 Chemistry page.

15/1/12: Replacing the expired AS90308 with the revised AS 91164 Chemistry (Structure, bonding, properties and energy) on Level 2 Chemistry page.

14/1/12: Starting to look at the revised Level 2 AS - with AS 91167 Chemistry (Oxidation-Reduction) on Level 2 Chemistry page.

DECEMBER 2011

Taking a little break from NB2S with 3 of the 4 of us enjoying some NCEA marking instead (cough cough!). But we will be back on task soon, preparing for 2012 so please visit again. And here's an idea - why not use our resources throughout the year for tests as well as school and NCEA exams!!!

3/12/11: Answers now added for 2011 Junior Exams here - Junior Exams

NOVEMBER 2011

20/11/11: Reorganised the Level 3 Chemistry page and added one final Organic Chemistry resource on experimental methods (reflux, distillation etc)

19/11/11: Collated Level 3 Chemistry Organic Polymer questions (with answers) - on the Level 3 Chemistry page.

18/11/11: 2011 Junior examinations added here - Junior Exams - answers to follow :)

Link to NZQA exam timetable here.

12/11/11: AS90698 Organic chemistry flash cards - reagents for conversions, tests to identify substances and reaction types. Print pages 1&3 and 2&4 back to back. Found on the Level 3 Chemistry page.

11/11/2011: AS90715 Genetics and AS90717 Evolution and AS90716 Plant and Animal Behaviour keywords in matching exercises on the Level 3 Biology page.

10/11/11: Over 500 visitors a day at the moment! Well done all of you who are studying!

No more space at the moment so things might be quiet for a few days!! But keep checking!

OCTOBER 2011

31/10/11: Some questions on rates and acids and bases for AS90944 on the Level 1 Science page.

27/10/11: Human evolution key words self testing activity for AS90719 on the Level 3 Biology page.

26/10/11: Some Force & Motion self test questions (2 sets) on the Level 1 Science page.

26/10/11: Fixed an "oops" on Genetics survival sheet on the Level 1 Science page - oh the perils of cut and paste! Apologies.

24/10/11: Mechanics" survival sheets" resource on the Level 1 Science page - as requested :)

23/10/11: Ester naming resource on Level 3 Science now has some questions attached to it.

21/10/11: Speciation key words self testing activity for AS90717, and one for Plant and animal behaviour for AS90716 on the Level 3 Biology page.

21/10/11: Guide to naming organic compounds and a self test activity for Level 2 Chemistry.

20/10/11: Two short resources, one about preparing esters and one on naming esters, for Level 3 Science, although Level 2 and Level 3 Chemists might also like to take a look.

20/10/11: The top five things to know in Organic Chemistry - well maybe, it's all pretty important - on the Level 3 Chemistry page.

20/10/11: Link on Chemistry level 2 now fixed up for Types of solids and properties - thanks Caritas for letting us know!

20/10/11: Genetics key words self testing activity for AS90715 on Level 3 Biology page

19/10/11: Acids and Bases Glossary for AS90944 and Mechanics for AS90940, as well as some Pressure Notes for AS90940 as well as some Pressure self test questions, all on the Level 1 Science page

17/10/11: Another Ecology resource for Level 2 Biology - this one is on relationships. The Level 2 Biology page has been reorganised - hope it all still works!

16/10/11: Slightly reorganised Level 1 Science page, and one new Genetics "survival sheet" resource.

16/10/11: Missing file now linked to the Mechanics resource on the Level 1 Science page.

16/10/11: A new page has been added of Year 9 and Year 10 Junior Examinations (2005-2010), along with the answers - Junior Exams Paper A is the easiest, B is the middle paper & C is the hardest.

13/10/11: Have removed the non-functioning crossword from the Level 1 Science page - thanks Emma for letting us know.

9/10/11: Revision notes for Level 1 Mechanics (90940) - excluding pressure for Level 1 Science

9/10/11: Populations sheet and a habitats and adaptations sheet for Ecology for Level 2 Biology

6/10/11: Community patterns sheet for Ecology for Level 2 Biology

3/10/11: Acids and Bases Topic Survival Sheets for Level 1 Science

3/10/11: Explaining why (size, shape, polarity etc) and Collated NCEA Questions for AS 90780 for Level 3 Chemistry

SEPTEMBER 2011

29/9/11: Some Ecology, Cells & Genetics Keywords for Level 2 Biology

20/9/11: Two more resources for Organic Chemistry (a set of revision/flashcards) and some notes on how soaps work, for Level 3 Science

14/9/11: Response to a request - essentially a remake of organic conversions / tests to distinguish between compounds - for Level 2 Chemistry in our NB2S "flashcard style"

13/9/11: One last resource for Aqueous chemistry (looking at species in solution (for AS 90700 and US 8943)) for Level 3 Chemistry

11/9/11: One further resource for Organic Chemistry (chemistry of soaps and detergents) for Level 3 Science

11/9/11: We moved up the globe on the entry page - see yourself visiting!

10/9/11: Two new resources for Organic Chemistry (distillation & fats, oils and soaps) for Level 3 Science - annotated past question papers

10/9/11: Fixed the missing link on the Mechanics Flashcards on Level 2 Physics

10/9/11: AS 90696 Redox flashcards for Level 3 Chemistry

10/9/11: Don't forget you could be making your own flashcards! Flashcard templateas a Word document is here!!

7/9/2011: AS 90698, by special request, flash cards for organic conversions for Level 3 Chemistry

6/9/11: Finished updating the collated exams for Level 2 Physics and Level 3 Physics to include the 2010 exams - will do the answers next.

5/9/11: AS 9070 Collated exam questions (questions grouped by type) 2005-2010 for Level 3 Chemistry

3/9/11: Added new link to http://www.explainthatstuff.com - well worth checking out.

AUGUST 2011

30/8/11: AS 90700 Arrows in equations - Aqueous Chemistry for Level 3 Chemistry

26/8/11: Started to update the collated exams for Level 2 Physics and Level 3 Physics to include the 2010 exams

26/8/11: AS 90719 Flashcards now correctly linked - oops!!! - Level 3 Biology

23/8/11: AS 90732 Describe selected properties and applications of EMR, radioactive decay, sound and ultrasound flashcards - Level 3 Science

23/8/11: AS 90310 Comparing Strong and weak acids and bases - Level 2 Chemistry

14/8/11: AS 90306 Titration calculation guidance - Level 2 Chemistry

14/8/11: Collated questions for Describe selected properties and applications of EMR, radioactive decay, sound and ultrasound - Level 3 Science

14/8/11: Outline & brief notes for Describe selected properties and applications of EMR, radioactive decay, sound and ultrasound - Level 3 Science

13/8/11: AS 90306 Titration flashcards - Level 2 Chemistry

7/8/11: AS 90719 Trends in Human Evolution overview - Level 3 Biology

7/8/11: Make your own flashcard template repaired - find on Level 2 Biology

5/8/11: AS 90717 Processes & Patterns of Evolution overview - Level 3 Biology

1/8/11: AS 90255 Mechanics revision sheets - Level 2 Physics

JULY 2011

31/7/11: AS 90739 Selected organic compounds revision notes - Level 3 Science

31/7/11: AS90464 SA : V revision sheet - Cells for Level 2 Biology

30/7/11: AS90306 Titration help sheet - Level 2 Chemistry

30/7/11: AS90948 Genetics Glossary updated - Level 1 Science

30/7/11: Outline & brief notes for Describe genetic processes - Level 3 Science

29/7/11: AS90464 Comparison of photosynthesis and respiration chart - Cells for Level 2 Biology

28/7/11: Whole new page for Level 3 Science. Not much there yet except an outline for AS90730 - Organic Compounds

27/7/11: AS90464 Comparison of unicellular organisms chart - Cells for Level 2 Biology

19/7/11: AS90462 Gas exchange comparison chart - Animals for Level 2 Biology

19/7/11: AS90464 Active and passive transport notes - Cells for Level 2 Biology

17/7/11: AS90698 Flow chart for organic substances - Organic for Level 3 Chemistry

12/7/11: AS90698 Tests to distinguish between organic substances - Organic for Level 3 Chemistry

10/7/11: Part 1 Revision Notes for Science 90948 - Genetics for Level 1 Science

JUNE 2011

25/6/11: Overview for Chemistry 90930 Chemistry Investigation for Level 1 Chemistry

25/6/11: Help sheet for Chemistry 90930 Chemistry Investigation for Level 1 Chemistry

25/6/11: Glossary for Chemistry 90934 Chemical reactions for Level 1 Chemistry

4/6/11: AS 90695 Overview for Redox Titration Chemistry for Level 3 Chemistry

MAY 2011

29/5/11: Organic reactions flow chart based on propene for Level 2 Chemistry.

28/5/11: Comprehension task on Atomic models for Level 2 Physics.

28/5/11: Organic reactions flow chart based on ethene for Level 2 Chemistry.

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