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History of the atom, discovery of the nucleus, Thompson, Rutherford, Alpha particle scattering, Bohr

History of the atom, discovery of the nucleus, Thompson, Rutherford, Alpha particle scattering, Bohr

A complete and ready to deliver high quality KS4 / GCSE lesson from Barclayfox. This is a complete lesson from start to end. You do not need to spend a huge number of hours carefully planning it and writing differentiated resources, I have already spent those hours creating this great lesson. Furthermore it has been improved time and again after each use - it is tried and tested, you will not find better. There is nothing for you to do but give it a quick look through and familiarise yourself with it. Lesson objectives - I can: *Describe the structure of the atom (Protons, neutrons, electrons: charges, masses and locations) * Explain the history of our model of the atom (billiard ball model, plum pudding model, nuclear model, planetary model, quantum mechanical model). * Describe Rutherford’s experiment which led to the discovery of the nucleus. This carefully crafted lesson is over 40 slides long, has differentiated activity sheets, and is full of learning activities as below: * Simple starter - self assess vs objectives * Matching task - answers are provided. * Differentiated activity sheets - support, medium ability, high ability. * Activity sheet - answers. * Sequencing activity. * Gap fill activity - all answers are provided. * Quiz with answers. * Questions – all answers are provided. * Theory slides (carefully sculpted, interspaced with learning activities, not ‘death by powerpoint’). * Video clip links (carefully selected – this alone can save you 20+ minutes of searching). * Paired work activities – answers are provided. * Homework worksheet * Scientific literacy activities. * Plenary formative / summative assessment quiz / activity. * Student self-assessment versus objectives activity – learners judge for themselves how much they have learnt. As teachers we all work ridiculously long hours each week. Give yourself a break, spend some life with your wife / husband / children / friends / family by purchasing more lessons created by “Barclayfox” once they appear on TES. Please note: when searching for resources please type barclayfox into the search box/engine and it will show you all our resources. Please purchase this lesson, and leave a positive review. This lesson is part of a series, whilst they all work very well as standalone individual lessons you may wish to buy others from the series: 0. Bundle – contains all lessons (if available not all my series are bundled) 1. Atoms, history of the atom and discovery of the nucleus. THIS LESSON. 2. Isotopes and Mass number and Atomic number. 3. Alpha, Beta and Gamma – ionising radiation. 4. Changes in the nucleus – decay equations 5 to 14 Please read the list in the powerpoint. Thank you, and happy teaching ! Yours, Barclayfox.

By barclayfox

Measuring Nuclear Radius AQA A Level

Measuring Nuclear Radius AQA A Level

This lessons goes through estimating the nuclear radius using Rutherford scattering and electron diffraction. It also looks at the relative size of the nucleus compared to the atom. It is based on AQA A Level syllabus.Some ideas have been taken from the IOP resources on the topic found here: http://tap.iop.org/atoms/rutherford/522/page_47210.html

By cbrand0910

Rutherford Scattering  AQA A Level Physics

Rutherford Scattering AQA A Level Physics

A lesson covering Rutherford Scattering for AQA A Level Physics. Could also be adapted for use at GCSE Physics. Goes through how our knowledge of the atom has developed, the set up for the Rutherford Scattering experiment and the conclusions reached. Contains questions taken from IOP resources and their answers, which can be found here: http://tap.iop.org/atoms/rutherford/521/page_47197.html

By cbrand0910

AQA GCSE Combined Science Unit P6.3: Particle model of matter

AQA GCSE Combined Science Unit P6.3: Particle model of matter

This bundle of 4 lesson presentations and associated worksheets covers the majority of topics found within Unit 6.3 (Particle model of matter) of the new AQA GCSE Combined Science specification. The lessons cover the majority of the specification content within the following teaching points: Density of materials Changes of state Specific heat capacity Specific latent heat All of the lessons are detailed, fun and engaging and contain progress checks throughout so that students have the chance to assess their understanding. It is estimated that these lessons should cover about 2 weeks worth of lessons

By GHScience

Revision Mat - Atom and Radioactivity

Revision Mat - Atom and Radioactivity

This resource consists of 14 questions on Atom and radioactivity. It covers the new GCSE 9-1 syllabus. The questions are divided into 3 levels - bronze, silver and gold. This resource will be suitable as end of lesson, end of topic revision or for general revision before the GCSE exams.

By pittan

A-Level PHYSICS Revision Pack

A-Level PHYSICS Revision Pack

Physics A-level Revision Pack includes over 30 Pages of quick questions on the NEW Physics A-Level. It tests students' fundamental knowledge in a short, easy and effective way. The questions are written by an OCR B A-Level Physics student, with the idea that the answers are easily and rapidly found in any revision guide or textbook. Would be suitable for all syllabuses - this pack tests purely Scientific and Practical knowledge. Example questions: - Give the formula for calculating the activity of a radioactive sample: - What factors affect time taken to charge/discharge a capacitor? - Describe how energy is transferred between kinetic and potential energy for a simple-harmonic oscillator: - What happens to the gravitational potential energy when a mass is moved between two different distances from the centre of a radial gravitational field? Why? - How is a star’s absorption spectrum produced? - What does the rate of expansion of the universe depend on? - Describe a method to measure specific heat capacity: - Draw the flux around a bar magnet: - Give 4 similarities between electric fields and gravitational fields:

By Imogenairlie

Specific latent heat

Specific latent heat

A concise lesson presentation (23 slides) that looks at the meaning of the term, "specific latent heat", and uses worked examples and guides to help students with the mathematical content of the calculation. The lesson begins by challenging the students to draw the graph to show the changes of state of water and to recognise that when the water is changing state, it does not change temperature. Students will learn that this is the specific latent heat and moving forwards see that this can be further divided into fusion (or melting) and vaporisation. Students will be given the calculation that they have to apply in the exam and they will be shown the potential problems to look out for, such as units being given in grams rather than kilograms and the conversions that will need to happen. There are regular progress checks throughout the lesson so that students can assess their understanding and there is a set homework included as part of the lesson.

By GHScience

The Elementary Challenge

The Elementary Challenge

This presentation may be used as a starter or a plenary activity in a KS 3, 4 or 5 Science lesson. The Presentation has been updated to include recommendations by the IUPAC in 2017. The presentation consists of 10 challenges relating to the elements of the Periodic Table. Each challenge is constrained by an embedded 60 second timer to encourage pace and focus, access to a copy of the Periodic table is at the teachers discretion but would be appropriate for most ability levels. The whole presentation contains 10 activities with 34 slides with hyperlinks embedded throughout to ease navigation

By 20JET12

AQA Trilogy revision cards

AQA Trilogy revision cards

Revision cards for pupils to fill in. Each card contains a statement from the specification. These can be copied back to back and then hole punched to create a set of revision cards. Each card contains a small picture to denote the topic. Topics for paper 1 are in black and topics for paper 2 are in red. Cards cover ALL of the chemistry, physics and biology. (Trilogy specification)

By l.absalom

AQA Trilogy (physics) revision cards

AQA Trilogy (physics) revision cards

Revision cards for pupils to fill in. Each card contains a statement from the specification. These can be copied back to back and then hole punched to create a set of revision cards. Each card contains a small picture to denote the topic. Topics for paper 1 are in black and topics for paper 2 are in red. Cards cover ALL of the physics part of the Trilogy specification. (image shows example of biology cards which are also available)

By l.absalom

Revision. Radiation, atomic structure, half life, discovery of the nucleus, changes in the nucleus

Revision. Radiation, atomic structure, half life, discovery of the nucleus, changes in the nucleus

Many games, activities, work sheets, loop puzzles to revise the following: Radioactivity, radiation, atoms, isotopes, activity, half life, alpha, beta, gamma, the discovery of the nucleus, changes in the nucleus, alpha scattering, Rutherford, how our model of the atom has changed over time, radiation uses and dangers, nuclear radiation in medicine, fission and fusion. Excellent tried and tested resources which are ready to be used, and some of which are differentiated. You will not find these resources anywhere else. Answer sheets are also provided to allow student independence and peer or self assessment. As teachers we all work ridiculously long hours each week. Give yourself a break, spend some life with your wife / husband / children / friends / family by purchasing more lessons created by “Barclayfox” once they appear on TES. Please note: when searching for resources please type barclayfox into the search box/engine and it will show you all our resources. Please purchase this lesson, and leave a positive review. This lesson is part of a series, whilst they all work very well as standalone individual lessons you may wish to buy others from the series: 0. Bundle – contains all lessons (if available not all series are bundled) 1. Atoms, radiation and the discovery of the nucleus. 2. Isotopes and Mass number and Atomic number. 3. Alpha, Beta and Gamma – ionising radiation. 4. Changes in the nucleus – decay equations 5. Activity and half life 6. Activity and half life practicals 7. Dangers and precautions 8. Nuclear radiation in medicine (uses in medicine) 9. Nuclear fission and chain reactions (nuclear power). 10. Electricity from nuclear power. 11. Nuclear Fusion and our sun. 12. Nuclear issues including waste 13. Prediction, theory acceptance and peer review 14. Revision Lesson - THIS ONE Thank you, and happy teaching! Yours, Barclayfox.

By barclayfox