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Possible help links for secondary school pupils & high school students studying chemistry in pre-university Nigerian schools and colleges

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Can anybody send me any syllabus-specifications for Nigeria's JSCE integrated science (JSS)

and the SSCE chemistry (SSS, SSC) examinations?

Are there any past exam papers you can view online?

This will enable me to provide more detailed to links any section of the website that may help Nigerian pupils/students studying science/chemistry in their studies at JSS and SSS levels.

This is a big science-chemistry site so use the alphabetical index pages (links at bottom of page)

AND at the top/bottom of all pages, the very powerful [Google Custom Search] box, dedicated to this site!

Even if the notes or quizzes don't match exactly what you want for a unit topic, there is likely to be something useful somewhere on the site!


Students attend Junior secondary school for JSS integrated science grades 7-9 (JSS for ~13-15 year olds)

In the ninth grade, students take the Junior Secondary Certificate Examination (JSCE) in integrated science at the end of the junior year to qualify for the limited number of openings in senior secondary schools.

The Junior Secondary School integrated science examination (JSS3 exam) is part of the qualifying exam for Senior Secondary School.

Junior Secondary School consists of the JSS I, JSS 2 and JSS 3 which is equivalent to the 7th, 8th, and 9th Grade respectively.


INTEGRATED SCIENCE in Nigerian Schools

A Nigerian Junior Secondary Certificate Examination (JSCE) Exam Guide

Biology and ecological topics

The skeleton and muscular system

 The human skeleton

 The functions of bones and muscles

for Nigerian JSS JSCE Integrated Science exam

The digestive system

 The structure of the digestive system

 Digestion and the organs responsible for it

 Storage of food in the body

The circulatory system

 The heart

 Composition of blood

 Blood vessels and circulation

 Function of blood

 Blood clothing

 Blood diseases e.g. Aids

 The danger of Aids

 Prevention of Aids

for Nigerian JSS JSCE Integrated Science exam

The respiratory system

 Respiration

 How we breathe

 The air we breathe in and out

 Breathing problems

The excretory system

 The urinary system

 Excretory products

 Excretion from the skin

The Nervous System

 Feeling things

 Reflex action

 Sense organs

for Nigerian JSS JSCE Integrated Science exam

Heredity

 The concept of heredity

 Dominant and Recessive genes

 Heredity and Environment

Family Tree

 Nuclear and Extended families

 Child care

Types of reproduction

 Vegetative reproduction

 Sexual reproduction

 Asexual reproduction

Difference between sexual and asexual reproduction.

Physical growth and development

 Nutrition and growth

 Importance of nutrient in the body

 Food tests

 Value of some foods used in Nigeria

for Nigerian JSS JSCE Integrated Science exam

Gardening

 Vegetable garden

 Types of vegetable farming

 Importance of vegetable to the body

 Pest control

for Nigerian JSS JSCE Integrated Science exam

Habitat

 What is a habitat?

 Naming habitats

 Habitats and adaptations

 The fresh water habitat

 Biotic and abiotic factors in the habitat

 Population density

Poultry keeping

 Disease control

 Feeding

 Keeping records

for Nigerian JSS JSCE Integrated Science exam

Germination

 Conditions necessary for germination

 Experiment on germination of beans and maize (seed)

Pollination

 What is pollination?

 How does pollination occur?

 What happens to a pollen grain when it falls on a stigma?

Personal Health

 The meaning of personal health

 Levels of health

 Ways of maintaining good health

 Drug Abuse

for Nigerian JSS JSCE Integrated Science exam

Drug Abuse

 What is drug?

 When can somebody abuse drug

 The effect of drug abuse on man

 Causes of drug abuse

 Prevention of drug abuse

Photosynthesis and Respiration

 What is photosynthesis?

 The importance of photosynthesis to plants and animals;

 Differences between respiration and photosynthesis.

for Nigerian JSS JSCE Integrated Science exam

Balanced environments

 Tropical rain forest communities;

 Tropical savanna communities;

 Pyramids of numbers;

 Energy pyramids

 Balance in nature

Wildlife

 Our disappearing wildlife;

 Wildlife game reserves;

 Names of game reserves in Nigeria

 Importance of game reserve to the economic of the Nation.

for Nigerian JSS JSCE Integrated Science exam

Feeding in plants and animals

 Adaptation of mouth parts for feeding

 Animal foods and methods of feeding e.g. birds, insects.

Food storage

 Food storage in plants

 Food storage in animals

Resources from living things

 Resources from plants

 Resources from animals

 Cash crops and food crops

Transpiration

 What is transpiration?

 Condition necessary for transpiration

 Importance of transpiration to plants

Carbon cycle

 Importance of carbon cycle to plants and animals

Nitrogen cycle

 Importance of nitrogen cycle to plants and animals

Micro organisms in the soil

 The role of micro organism to plants and animals

for Nigerian JSS JSCE Integrated Science exam

Chemistry topics

Pure and impure substances

 The separation of substances

 Extraction of colouring matter from plants

 Chromatography

 Fractional distillation

for Nigerian JSS JSCE Integrated Science exam

Oxygen

 Laboratory preparation of oxygen

 Properties of oxygen

 Oxides of oxygen

 Uses of oxygen

Hydrogen

 Laboratory preparation of oxygen

 Properties of hydrogen

 Activities series

 Water an oxide of hydrogen

 Hydrogen as a reducing agent

 Uses of hydrogen

 Uses of hydrogen

Hydrogen

 Laboratory preparation of oxygen

 Properties of hydrogen

 Activities series

 Water an oxide of hydrogen

 Hydrogen as a reducing agent

 Uses of hydrogen

 Uses of hydrogen

for Nigerian JSS JSCE Integrated Science exam

Water

 Electrolysis of water

 Solutions

 Suspensions

 Colloids

 Hardness of water

 Causes of hardness

 Effect of hardness of water on soap and detergents

 Removal of hardness of water

for Nigerian JSS JSCE Integrated Science exam

Rusting

 Conditions for rusting

 Rusting and burning

 Preventing rusting

Materials for communities

 Carbon dioxide (Carbon IV oxide)

 Water

 Oxygen

 Nitrogen compounds

Periodic Table

 The first twenty elements in the periodic table

 Symbols of these elements

for Nigerian JSS JSCE Integrated Science exam

Physics Topics

Energy

 What is energy?

 Sources of energy

 Forms of energy

 Light energy

 Properties of light energy

 Effect of sunlight on our skin

 What happens when light falls on anything?

 Heat energy

 What happens when heat rays strike a body

 Energy and life

Measurements

 Density

 Force

 Pressure

 Calculation on the above using SI Units

Mass and Weight

 Difference between mass and weight

 Simple calculation involving mass of an object or a body.

for Nigerian JSS JSCE Integrated Science exam

Simple Machines

 Levers

 Inclined planes

 Screws and wedges

 Machine compared with body movement

 Maintenance of machines

Energy and communities

 Communities

 Energy for communities

 Food chain and Food webs

for Nigerian JSS JSCE Integrated Science exam

 


BIOLOGY REVISION QUIZZES  on some basic ideas

Some of these quizzes may help prepare students for aspects of the Nigerian JSS JSCE Integrated Science exam

QUIZ  on "Cells"

QUIZ  on "Reproduction"

QUIZ  on "Environment & feeding relationships"

QUIZ  on "Variation and classification"

QUIZ on "Food and digestion"

QUIZ  on "Respiration"

QUIZ  on "Microbes and diseases"

QUIZ  on "Ecological relationships"

QUIZ on "Inheritance and selection"

QUIZ on "Fit and healthy"

QUIZ on "Plants and photosynthesis"

QUIZ on "Plants for food"

 

CHEMISTRY REVISION QUIZZES on some basic ideas

Some of these quizzes may help prepare students for aspects of the Nigerian JSS JSCE Integrated Science exam

QUIZ on "Acids and alkalis"

QUIZ on "Simple chemical reactions"

QUIZ on "Particle model of solids, liquids and gases"

QUIZ on "Solutions"

QUIZ on "Atoms and elements"

QUIZ on "Compounds and mixtures"

QUIZ on "Rocks and weathering"

QUIZ on "The Rock Cycle"

QUIZ on "Reactions of metals and metal compounds"

QUIZ on "Patterns of reactivity"

QUIZ on "Environmental chemistry"

QUIZ on "Using chemistry"

 

PHYSICS REVISION QUIZZES on some basic ideas

Some of these quizzes may help prepare students for aspects of the Nigerian JSS JSCE Integrated Science exam

QUIZ on "Energy resources"

QUIZ on "Electrical circuits"

QUIZ on "Forces and their effects"

QUIZ on "The solar system and beyond"

QUIZ on "Heating and cooling"

QUIZ on "Magnets and electromagnets"

QUIZ on "Light"

QUIZ on "Sound and hearing"

QUIZ on "Energy and electricity"

QUIZ on "Gravity and space"

QUIZ on "Pressure and moments"

 


CHEMISTRY REVISION NOTES that MAY help for SSS (O level standard, Class 2 SS2) chemistry examinations

States of Matter - particle theory - properties of gases, liquids & solids

Important definitions in Chemistry

Methods of Separating Mixtures

How to write equations, work out formula and name compounds

Uses of Chemicals - 220+ examples briefly described

Types of Chemical Reactions or Chemical Processes

Qualitative analysis - chemical identification tests

Methods of preparing and collecting gases

Acids, Bases, Alkalis, pH, Neutralisation and Salts

Water Cycle, Solubility and Hard and Soft Water - water treatment, colloids, solubility

The Periodic Table - overview and summary

Group 1 The Alkali Metals - lithium, sodium, potassium etc.

Group 7 The Halogens - chlorine, bromine, iodine etc.

Group 0 Noble Gases helium, neon, argon, xenon etc.

Physical & Chemical Properties and Uses of Transition Metals

Ammonia synthesis, nitric acid, fertilisers and uses, reversible reactions & chemical equilibrium

The Reactivity Series of Metals

Corrosion - Rusting of Iron and its prevention

Extraction of Metals from their Ores

Extra notes on some aspects of industrial Chemistry

An introduction to electrolysis and batteries

Useful products from oil & introduction to organic chemistry

Factors affecting the rates-speeds of chemical reactions - theory, experimental methods etc.

Energy changes-transfers in Chemical Reactions - exothermic and endothermic reactions

Atomic Structure - electrons, protons, neutrons, isotopes etc.

Introduction to Materials Structure and Types of Chemical Bonding

Nanochemistry - examples of uses

Smart materials - examples of uses

Earth Science - aspects of rock types, rock cycle geology and plate tectonics

Chemical Calculations - lots of different types explained with numerous examples

Radioactivity and Nuclear Power - alpha, beta and gamma radiation - formation and uses

 


INDEX OF CHEMISTRY QUIZZES that MAY help revise for SSS (O level standard, Class 2 SS2) chemistry examinations

1. General basics of chemistry * 2. Rates of Chemical Reaction Factors * 3. The Periodic Table

4. Group 1 Alkali Metals * 5. Transition Metals * 6. Wider ranging quizzes on metals * 7. Group 0 Noble Gases

8. Group 7 The Halogens * 9. Reversible Reactions, Equilibrium, Ammonia Manufacture and Uses

10. Limestone Uses and Chemistry * 11. Oil and Useful Products and Organic Chemistry

12. pH scale, Acids, Bases, Salts * 13. Extraction of Metals from Ores

14. The Reactivity Series of Metals, Rusting and Redox reactions

15. Energy Changes in Chemical Reactions * 16. States of Matter (gas, liquid & solid) & State Changes

17. Atomic structure, isotopes, electronic structure * 18. Structure, Properties and Bonding of Materials

19. Chemical Calculations * 20. Earth Science * 21. Electrolysis and its applications

* 22. Radioactivity, Radioisotopes and Nuclear Power * 23. Chemical Tests for identification


Chemistry Quizzes Section 1. General chemistry - basic ideas


Chemistry Quizzes Section 2. The Rates of Chemical Reactions


Chemistry Quizzes Section 3. The basics of the Periodic Table

(see also individual Groups)


Chemistry Quizzes Section 4. The Group 1 Alkali Metals


Chemistry Quizzes Section 5. Transition Metals and their Compounds


Chemistry Quizzes Section 6. Wider ranging Metal Quizzes

(Alkali Metals +Transition Metals quizzes)


Chemistry Quizzes Section 7. Group 0 The Noble Gases


Chemistry Quizzes Section 8. Group 7 The Halogens (the elements, compounds, properties and uses)


Chemistry Quizzes Section 9. Reversible Reactions, Equilibrium, Ammonia and Nitric Acid Synthesis & Uses


Chemistry Quizzes Section 10. Limestone, Its Chemistry and Uses


Chemistry Quizzes Section 11. The Products of Oil, Organic chemistry, Pollution, Climate Change


Chemistry Quizzes Section 12. pH, Indicators, Acids, Bases, Neutralisation and Salts


Chemistry Quizzes Section 13. The Extraction of Metals


Chemistry Quizzes Section 14. The Reactivity Series of Metals, Rusting and Redox reactions


Chemistry Quizzes Section 15. Energy Changes in Chemical Reactions


Chemistry Quizzes Section 16. States of Matter (gas, liquid & solid) and State Changes


Chemistry Quizzes Section 17. Atomic structure, isotopes & electronic structure of atoms


Chemistry Quizzes Section 18. Structure, Properties and Chemical Bonding of Materials


Chemistry Quizzes Section 19. Chemical Calculations


Science Section 20. Earth Science Quizzes (geology, rock types, atmosphere evolution, plate tectonics etc.)


Chemistry Quizzes Section 21. Electrolysis and its applications


Section 22. Physics Quizzes on Radioactivity, Radioisotopes and Nuclear Power


Section 23. Qualitative Chemical Analysis Tests for identifying ions (cations and anions), gases, compounds etc.


Senior Secondary school consists of the SS I, SS 2, and SS 3 which is equivalent to the 10th, 11th and 12th Grade.

The General Certificate of Education Examination (GCE O level) was replaced by the Senior Secondary Certificate Examination (SSCE). The SSCE examination is conducted at the end of the Secondary School studies.

West African Examination Council (WAEC) conducts both the SSCE and GCE.

In Senior Secondary School Class 2 (SS2), students may be taking the GCE O Level chemistry exam,

Senior Secondary School (SSS) Grades 10-12, in twelfth year take the Senior School Certificate Examination (SSCE) in science (physics, chemistry, and biology)

The Senior Secondary School Exam in chemistry is taken in the last year of high school (SS3).

Secondary School Certificate (SSC or West African Senior Secondary School Certificate)

Students who want to apply for higher education but who do not score high enough on the SSCE may take the General Certificate Examination (GCE) in the fall of the following year to attempt to qualify for openings.

The SSCE exam in chemistry is prepared and administered by the West African Examination Council (WAEC), an organization that has operated school examinations in several West African and the SSCE replaced the West African General Certificate of Education O and A level examinations.

Nigerian government established the National Examination Council of Nigeria (NECO) to compete with the WAEC.

University entrance: e.g. for science and technology courses UME candidates must possess Five (5) O Level credits to include English Language, science subjects and elementary mathematics with at least a pass.

Direct Entry Candidates must possess two A Level passes including a relevant science and an OND/NCE in related fields.

The Nigerian Certificate in Education (NCE), qualifies professionals to teach in grades one through nine and in technical colleges.


ADVANCED LEVEL CHEMISTRY NOTES that MAY help in your science studies (GCE A Level standard)

These are designed for pre-university students, though 1st year university chemistry students may also find them useful.

INDEX of Advanced Level ORGANIC CHEMISTRY REVISION STUDY NOTES

INDEX of Advanced Level INORGANIC CHEMISTRY REVISION STUDY NOTES

INDEX of Advanced Level PHYSICAL-THEORETICAL REVISION STUDY NOTES


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