NEW AQA GCSE (2016) Chemistry  - Making Ammonia - The Haber Process

This lesson is designed for the NEW AQA Trilogy Chemistry GCSE, particularly the 'Earth’s Atmosphere’ SoW.

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The lesson begins with an outline of why nitrogen so important to plants and how farming can disrupt the balance of nitrate ions in the soil, hence the need for efficient fertilisers.

Firstly, pupils will watch a video on the Haber process - a way of turning nitrogen in the air into ammonia, the ammonia can then be used to produce fertilisers. Whilst students are watching the video they should be answering a set of questions which will be provided to them, this work can then be self-assessed using the mark scheme provided.

Next, pupils are given a diagram of the Haber process as well as some jumbled up statements describing each step - they will need to arrange the statements in the correct order - assigned to the correct part of the diagram. This work can be self-assessed using the mark scheme provided.

The next part of the lesson focuses on the reaction that takes place and the controlled conditions of the reaction vessel which ensures that the optimum temperature and pressure are maintained for the optimum yield of ammonia - without expending more energy than needed!

The last part of the lesson is a set of exam-style questions, pupils will need to answer these in their books and they can then either peer or self-assess their work using the answers provided.

The plenary task is for pupils to write a list of key words from the lesson.

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