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Construction Materials: making and testing bricks and cement

Construction Materials: making and testing bricks and cement

A great practical activity for students who may be less academic; this experimental work will help students to see the relevance of chemistry to the construction industry. NOTE that access to a kiln (usually present in most secondary art departments) is required to make the bricks. There are instructions for making bricks and reinforced cement beams. Students then perform tests on the items they have made. There is follow up work provided on student worksheets
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A Christmas Crime Scene! Christmas Chemistry Activity for KS3 and KS4 New for 2017!

A Christmas Crime Scene! Christmas Chemistry Activity for KS3 and KS4 New for 2017!

Some presents have been stolen from under your tree! The police have found 5 clues at the scene of the crime: some different powders, a shoe print, some fibres and a handwritten christmas card. Its down to you to use your problem solving skills and knowledge of chromatography and ions tests to determine which of the 32 suspects stole the presents! The only thing you can't find out is why... Students should be given the brief and an hour to try to solve all the clues. The 5 clues are: -A shoe print - they have to problem solve to figure out which of the 6 it is. -2 different fibres - they must look at the properties of the materials and decide which items of clothing they came from. - An ionic compound - they must use knowledge of testing for ions to name the compounds and then assign the right name to the powder found at the scene. Don't worry, there is step by step information for classes that have not yet studied this. - A second compound - students will use a flow chart to attempt to name this powder! - A handwritten christmas card from the thief that just says 'Sorry!' - Students have to find the Rf values from the chromatograms from the ink at the scene and from the pens found on the suspects. This is a Christmas crime with a twist! This is geared more towards KS4 chemistry, but I have done it with a few different sets of year 9 groups and they have loved it! As tghe teacher, you will control the clues and some of the information about what was found at the scene. The pieces of information given to the students are outlined in the PowerPoint either on slide 1 or in the notes section of the slide. THERE ARE NO PRACTICALS PLANNED WITH THIS ACTIVITY! ALL YOU NEED TO DO IS SOME PRINTING. You could incorporate practicals in with it if you wanted to, but it is not planned to need any. It is planned to be as low maintainance as possible.
katherinefoster91
Acids and Bases pH Activities

Acids and Bases pH Activities

Make sure you take advantage of this amazing Chemistry and Physical Science bundle package. For such a low price you get three award winning lessons and classroom projects.
Taylaj42
Sport and sustainability

Sport and sustainability

This chemistry topic covers the meaning of the term sustainability and what this means in terms of the carbon cycle. Watch our film and hear how sustainability experts at Land Rover BAR work to make every aspect of the team’s operations sustainable. This is an engaging activity that can be used either in sequence of flexibly with the other BT STEM Crew resources as an introduction to a topic, or for a quick activity. For the full resource please visit the IET Faraday website at: https://faraday-secondary.theiet.org/resource-pages/sport-and-sustainability/
IETFaraday
Differentiation Differentiated Dinner Menus - Atoms Elements Molecules Compounds KS3

Differentiation Differentiated Dinner Menus - Atoms Elements Molecules Compounds KS3

PLEASE NOTE: PREVIEW DOES NOT SHOW WHOLE DOCUMENT! Need a way of differentiating work in a revision lesson? Look no further. Student led differentiation on one 'plate' with our Dinner Menus. Students complete the appetizer together then select a starter, main, and have the option of a dessert. Starters are also sub-differentiated (low, medium and high) and a range of different mini activities for the main. Really useful, really simple and really really effective. Best bit? It is all done for you, no work necessary.
tactfulteacher
Zombie invasion at Christmas ! Fun fun fun Christmas activity for your class - try to save Xmas !

Zombie invasion at Christmas ! Fun fun fun Christmas activity for your class - try to save Xmas !

This is a highly entertaining Christmas lesson full of fun activities. Complete and ready to use. It also includes a fully explained activity where students build and fire simple catapults made from lolly (popsicle) sticks. This is done in the classroom (no need to go outside). You do NOT (not!) need to know how to build the catapult, the lesson carefully guides students so they can do it without help ! A story about an invasion of zombie Santas is told. Christmas is in jeopardy! The learners have to try to save Christmas by defeating the zombie horde and finding a cure to turn the zombies back into humans. All instructions are included and the lesson teaches the learners almost automatically, any of us can give this fun and imaginative lesson. How can we stop the zombie horde? How do we cure the zombies turning them back into people? Can your class save Christmas? The length of the lesson is very flexible depending on your needs. There are activities you can miss out and there is also a Christmas cracker based extension you can add in. So, the lesson can easily last anywhere between 0.5 hours and 1.5 hours depending on your requirements. This lesson gets the learners out of their seats, keeps them happy, focused and engaged as they work in teams building and creating. There’s nothing like zombies to capture the imagination of students! It's a great lesson that teachers of any subject can use with all ages from 6 to 16 and it won't go out of date (like a quiz might) so you can use it for years to come, which makes it excellent value at this price ! As well as being great fun and entertaining it is also educational and includes: literacy, numeracy, SMSC, team working skills, questions with answers, physical coordination skills, activities with answers, play ball game, joke telling etc High quality, ready to use lesson - great for teachers of all subjects! Happy teaching ! Barclayfox. Key words: Christmas English, Christmas Geography, Christmas Geog, Christmas History, Christmas French, Christmas activities, Christmas activity, Xmas, saving Christmas, Christmas literacy, quiz, quizzes, Xmas, practical, team work, fun, entertaining, engaging, SMSC, literacy, happy kids, fun learning, catapult, elf, elves, sleigh, reindeer, Christmas maths, Christmas English, Christmas English language, Christmas English literacy, Christmas PE, Christmas PSHE, Christmas RE, Christmas French, Christmas German, MFL, Christmas Sociology, Christmas Psychology, Christmas Physics, Christmas Chemistry, Christmas Biology, Christmas Design technology, Christmas product design, EBacc, BTec, Progress 8, Christmas engineering, drama, ICT, media, computer science, art, business.
barclayfox
Applied Science Level 3 NQF Unit 1 Chemistry Workbook

Applied Science Level 3 NQF Unit 1 Chemistry Workbook

This is a complete resource for all students studying the new Level 3 NQF Applied Science Course. This revision guide is tailored specifically for the Unit 1 exam - focusing on the Chemistry aspect of the course. It contains revision material, which can be used to plan your lessons, as well as practice questions for every lesson you teach and the mark schemes that go with it. Hopefully you find it as useful as I did.
MrBarnesTC
Differentiation Differentiated Dinner Menu - Metals and Their Uses KS3

Differentiation Differentiated Dinner Menu - Metals and Their Uses KS3

PLEASE NOTE: PREVIEW DOES NOT SHOW WHOLE DOCUMENT! Need a way of differentiating work in a revision lesson? Look no further. Student led differentiation on one 'plate' with our Dinner Menus. Students complete the appetizer together then select a starter, main, and have the option of a dessert. Starters are also sub-differentiated (low, medium and high) and a range of different mini activities for the main. Really useful, really simple and really really effective. Best bit? It is all done for you, no work necessary.
tactfulteacher