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I am a secondary school & A-level Science teacher, specialising in Biology. I am also an experienced AQA GCSE Biology Examiner. My resources contain a mix of Biology, Chemistry and Physics lessons aimed at meeting specification points for the new AQA Trilogy GCSE course and KS3 Activate course. All of my lessons include at least one opportunity for self-assessment, a range of activities to suit students of all abilities, a set of differentiated starter questions and a plenary.

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I am a secondary school & A-level Science teacher, specialising in Biology. I am also an experienced AQA GCSE Biology Examiner. My resources contain a mix of Biology, Chemistry and Physics lessons aimed at meeting specification points for the new AQA Trilogy GCSE course and KS3 Activate course. All of my lessons include at least one opportunity for self-assessment, a range of activities to suit students of all abilities, a set of differentiated starter questions and a plenary.
NEW AQA GCSE Biology - 'Cells' lessons
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NEW AQA GCSE Biology - 'Cells' lessons

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This bundle of resources contains 11 lessons which meet all learning outcomes within the ‘Cells’ unit for the NEW AQA Biology Specification. Lessons included: 1. Cells 2. Specialised cells 3. Eukaryotic and prokaryotic cells 4. Microscopy 5. Chromosomes 6. Mitosis 7. Stem cells 8. Diffusion 9. Osmosis 10. Active Transport 11. Exchanging materials The lessons contain a mix of differentiated activities, mid-lesson progress checks, extra challenge tasks and 6-mark exam questions and more than one opportunity, per lesson, for self/peer red-pen assessment of tasks.
NEW AQA GCSE Biology - 'Homeostasis' lessons
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NEW AQA GCSE Biology - 'Homeostasis' lessons

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This bundle of resources contains 12 lessons which meet all learning outcomes within the 'Homeostasis' unit for the NEW AQA Biology Specification. Lessons include: 1. Principles of homeostasis 2. The human nervous system 3. Reflex actions 4. The endocrine system 5. The control of blood glucose levels 6. Treating diabetes 7. The role of negative feedback 8. Human reproduction 9. The menstrual cycle 10. Controlling fertility 11. Infertility treatments 12. REQUIRED PRACTICAL: Reaction Time The lessons contain a mix of differentiated activities, progress checks, extra challenge questions and exam questions plus more than one opportunity, per lesson, for self/peer red-pen assessment of tasks.
NEW AQA GCSE (2016) Physics - Molecules & Matter
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NEW AQA GCSE (2016) Physics - Molecules & Matter

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This bundle of resources contains 7 whole lessons, along with all additional resources, which meet all learning outcomes within the ‘Molecules & Matter’ unit for the NEW AQA Physics Specification. Lessons include: Density of Materials States of Matter Changes of State Internal Energy Specific Latent Heat Gas Pressure & Temperature Gas Pressure & Volume The lessons contain a mix of differentiated activities, progress checks, practical investigations, exam questions and more than two opportunities, per lesson, for self/peer red-pen assessment of tasks.
NEW AQA GCSE (2016) Chemistry - Rates of Reaction
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NEW AQA GCSE (2016) Chemistry - Rates of Reaction

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This lesson is designed for the NEW AQA Trilogy Chemistry GCSE, particularly the ‘Rates of Reaction’ SoW. For more lessons designed to meet specification points for the NEW AQA Trilogy specifications for Biology, Chemistry and Physics please see my shop: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/SWiftScience This lesson begins with a ‘Think, Pair, Share’ task to get students thinking about what the rate of a reaction tells us about that chemical reaction. After a short partner and class discussion, the answer can be revealed to the class via the PowerPoint slide. This is followed by a task whereby students need to place a mixture of chemical reactions in order of their speed, getting students to think about which of these reactions might have the fastest rate of reaction. Students are then introduced to the two ways in which scientists can measure the rate of reaction - how much product formed/how much reactant is used up over a given time. Students will be asked to read some information about this topic and then answer questions on it, this work can be self-assessed using the answers provided in the PowerPoint. Students will then watch a video on how to calculate the rate of a reaction using a graph, students can self-assess their answers using those provided in the PowerPoint presentation. Students will then practice these skills by plotting a graph using a set of data, which they will then need to use to answer a set of questions, this can be self-assessed using the mark scheme provided. The next video outlines how students can use a graph to a work out the rate of a reaction at a fixed point, students will answer questions whilst watching the video and then self-assess their work using the answers provided. Lastly, students will again practice this skill by plotting a graph using data provided and then will need to use the graph to work out the rate of reaction at different fixed points. This work can be self-assessed using the answers provided. The plenary task is is for pupils to complete one of a choice of sentences starters, which would summarize what they have learned this lesson. All resources are included at the end of the presentation. Thanks for looking, if you have any questions please let me know in the comments section and any feedback would be appreciated :)
NEW AQA GCSE (2016) Chemistry - Organic Chemistry
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NEW AQA GCSE (2016) Chemistry - Organic Chemistry

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This bundle of resources contains 8 whole lessons, along with all additional resources, which meet all learning outcomes within the ‘Organic Chemistry’ unit for the NEW AQA Chemistry Specification. Lessons include: Hydrocarbons Fractional distillation Complete & incomplete combustion Cracking hydrcarbons Reactions with alkenes Alcohols, carboxylic acids and esters Polymerisation Natural polymers & DNA The lessons contain a mix of differentiated activities, progress checks, practical investigations, exam questions and more than two opportunities, per lesson, for self/peer red-pen assessment of tasks
NEW AQA GCSE Chemistry - 'Atomic Structure & the Periodic Table' lessons
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NEW AQA GCSE Chemistry - 'Atomic Structure & the Periodic Table' lessons

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This bundle of resources contains 10 whole lessons, along with all additional resources, which meet all learning outcomes within the 'Atomic Structure and the Periodic Table' unit for the NEW AQA Chemistry Specification. Lessons include: 1. Atoms, elements, compounds & mixtures 2. Chemical reactions & equations 3. Separating mixtures 4. The structure of the atom 5. The development of the atomic model 6. Electronic configuration 7. Mendeleev and the periodic table 8. Group 1: The alkali metals 9. Group 7: The halogens 10. Group 0: The noble gases The lessons contain a mix of differentiated activities, mid-lesson progress checks, exam questions and extra challenge tasks and more than two opportunities, per lesson, for self/peer red-pen assessment of tasks.
NEW AQA GCSE Biology - 'Inheritance, variation and evolution' lessons
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NEW AQA GCSE Biology - 'Inheritance, variation and evolution' lessons

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This bundle of resources contains 13 lessons which meet all learning outcomes within the 'Inheritance, variation & evolution' unit for the NEW AQA Biology Specification. Lessons include: 1. Sexual and asexual reproduction 2. Meiosis 3. Gene expression & inheritance 4. DNA structure & protein synthesis 5. Inherited disorders & genetic screening 6. Variation 7. Selective breeding 8. Genetic engineering 9. Ethics of gene technologies 10. Evolution by natural selection 11. Evidence for evolution - Fossils 12. Extinction 13. Evolution of antibiotic resistant bacteria The lessons contain a mix of differentiated activities, progress checks, extra challenge questions and exam questions plus more than one opportunity, per lesson, for self/peer red-pen assessment of tasks.
NEW AQA GCSE Chemistry - The Earth's Atmosphere
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NEW AQA GCSE Chemistry - The Earth's Atmosphere

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This bundle of resources contains 8 whole lessons, along with all additional resources, which meet all learning outcomes within the ‘Earth’s Atmosphere’ unit for the NEW AQA Chemistry Specification. Lessons include: The History & Evolution of Our Atmosphere The Greenhouse Effect Global Climate Change Atmospheric Pollutants The lessons contain a mix of differentiated activities, progress checks, practical investigations, exam questions and more than two opportunities, per lesson, for self/peer red-pen assessment of tasks
NEW AQA GCSE Biology - 'Ecology' lessons
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NEW AQA GCSE Biology - 'Ecology' lessons

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This bundle of resources contains 15 lessons which meet all learning outcomes within the ‘Ecology’ unit for the NEW AQA Biology Specification. Classification New systems of classification Communities Distribution of organisms Competition Adaptations Feeding relationships Recycling materials (water cycle) Carbon cycle The human population explosion Air pollution Water pollution Deforestation & peat destruction Global warming & the impact of change Maintaining biodiversity
NEW AQA GCSE Chemistry - 'Structure & Bonding' lessons
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NEW AQA GCSE Chemistry - 'Structure & Bonding' lessons

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This bundle of resources contains 8 whole lessons, along with all additional resources, which meet all learning outcomes within the ‘Structure & Bonding’ unit for the NEW AQA Chemistry Specification. Lessons include: States of matter Forming ions Ionic bonding Giant ionic lattices Covalent bonding Simple and giant covalent structures Metallic bonding & giant metallic structures Nanoparticles The lessons contain a mix of differentiated activities, mid-lesson progress checks, exam questions and extra challenge tasks and more than two opportunities, per lesson, for self/peer red-pen assessment of tasks.
NEW AQA GCSE Chemistry (2016) - Separating Mixtures
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NEW AQA GCSE Chemistry (2016) - Separating Mixtures

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This lesson is designed for the NEW AQA Chemistry GCSE, particularly the 'Atomic Structure & Periodic Table' SoW. For more lessons designed to meet specification points for the NEW AQA Trilogy specifications for Biology, Chemistry and Physics please see my shop: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/SWiftScience This lesson begins with a reminder of what a mixture is and a list of key words related to this topics, pupils are asked to think > pair > share ideas about the definition of these key words. After a class discussion pupils are asked to link these terms, with examples, to the correct definition. Once finished they can self-assess this work. Pupils will then watch a video about different separation techniques and will be required to answer questions whilst watching, after this work is self-assess pupils will explore these methods further by completing a table of information using posters around the room. The final activity is a practical to show how chromatography works, pupils will complete this practical (should only take 10-15 minutes) and then will be introduced to Rf values, they can use this calculation to work out the Rf values of the dyes they have separated during the practical. The plenary task is for pupils to summarise what they have learnt during the lesson by using as many key words from the key word list as possible. All resources are included at the end of the presentation. Thanks for looking, if you have any questions please let me know in the comments section and any feedback would be appreciated :)
NEW AQA GCSE (2016) Chemistry - Rate of Reaction: The effect of catalysts
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NEW AQA GCSE (2016) Chemistry - Rate of Reaction: The effect of catalysts

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This lesson is designed for the NEW AQA Trilogy Chemistry GCSE, particularly the ‘Rates of Reaction’ SoW. For more lessons designed to meet specification points for the NEW AQA Trilogy specifications for Biology, Chemistry and Physics please see my shop: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/SWiftScience This lesson begins with a video on catalyts, pupils will need to watch this and use the information provided to answer a set of questions. This work can then be self-assessed using the answers provided on the PowerPoint. This is followed by students sketching a reaction profile diagram into their books to show the effect of a catalyst on the activation energy of a reaction. In the next task pupils will be given some information on catalysts, they will need to read through this and use this to complete a place-mat of questions. Once completed, students can either self-assess or peer-assess their work using the mark scheme provided. Pupils will now work through a set of levelled questions on catalysts using data which is provided, pupils can then self-assess their work using the answers provided on the PowerPoint. The final task is a true or false activity, pupils are given a set of statements which they need to decide are true or false. They can write their answers down on mini white boards so it is easier to assess the whole class. The plenary activity requires pupils to talk to their partner, for a few minutes, about what they have learnt in the lesson today. All resources are included at the end of the presentation. Thanks for looking, if you have any questions please let me know in the comments section and any feedback would be appreciated :)
KS3 ~ Year 8 ~ Digestive System
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KS3 ~ Year 8 ~ Digestive System

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This lesson is designed for the KS3 Year 8 Science course, specifically the B2 1.1 Health & Lifestyle. For more lessons designed for KS3 and KS4 please visit my shop at: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/SWiftScience. The lesson begins with an introduction into what happens to your food during the process of digestion, students are shown a diagram which demonstrates how large, insoluble food molecules are broken down into small, soluble ones. This follows into the definition and role of the human digestive system, students now need to discuss their ideas of the names of organs present in the digestive system. After a short class discussion, students will now complete a ‘Memory Test’ task. Students will need be shown a diagram of the human digestive system with organs labelled. They will have a few minutes to memorise the names of the organs of the digestive system, the labels will be taken away and then students need to try to remember as many of them as possible, by labelling their own digestive system worksheet. This task can be self-assessed once it is competed. Next, students will be given an information sheet in pairs. Students will need to read the information sheet and using this write a description of the roles of a set of organs present in the digestive system. Once complete, students can mark and correct their work using the answers provided in the PowerPoint. Lastly, students are shown a diagram of the villi which are present in the small intestine. Students will need to describe the adaptations of the villi which aid the role of absorption of small molecules into the bloodstream. The final activity requires students to find ten word, all related to the digestive system, in a word search. The plenary activity is a set of answers, students will need to write the questions which match up these answers. All resources are included at the end of the presentation. Thanks for looking, if you have any questions please let me know in the comments section and any feedback would be appreciated :)
KS3 ~ Year 8 ~ Electromagnets
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KS3 ~ Year 8 ~ Electromagnets

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This lesson is designed for the KS3 Year 8 Science course, specifically the P2 1.1 unit on ‘Electricity & Magnetism’. The lesson begins with an introduction to electromagnets, students are shown a diagram of an electromagnet and told how an electromagnet is made; students can make a note of these details in their books. This follows into a video, students will watch the video and whilst watching will be given a series of questions to answer. Once this task is complete, students can then self-assess their work against the mark scheme that is provided. Students will now be asked to consider what might affect the strength of an electromagnet, students can be given a few minutes to come up with their ideas in pairs before feeding back into a class discussion. Students will now complete an investigation into whether the following two factors - number of coils of wire & voltage - will affect the strength of an electromagnet. Students should follow the instructions provided on the PowerPoint presentation and complete the table of results in their books. Once the investigation has been completed, students will complete a ‘Quick Check’ task in their books to assess their knowledge of what they have learned this lesson. The mark scheme for this is included for students to self-assess their work once it is complete. Lastly, students will complete a ‘Copy and Correct’ task whereby students will need to copy a paragraph of information into their books, correcting any of the information that they seem to be erroneous. This task can also be checked against the answers provided on the PowerPoint presentation. All resources are included at the end of the presentation, thanks for looking, if you have any questions please let me know in the comments section and any feedback would be appreciated :)
NEW AQA GCSE Biology - 'Bioenergetics' lessons
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NEW AQA GCSE Biology - 'Bioenergetics' lessons

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This bundle of resources contains 9 lessons which meet all learning outcomes within the 'Organisation' unit for the NEW AQA Biology Specification. 1. Plants tissues & organs 2. Photosynthesis 3. Products of photosynthesis 4. The rate of photosynthesis (limiting factors) 5. Making the most of photosynthesis 6. Aerobic Respiration 7. Anaerobic Respiration 8. The response to exercise 9. Metabolism and the liver The lessons contain a mix of differentiated activities, mid-lesson progress checks, extra challenge tasks, exam-style questions and more than one opportunity, per lesson, for self/peer red-pen assessment of tasks.
NEW Trilogy AQA GCSE (2016) Biology - Eukaryotic & Prokaryotic cells
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NEW Trilogy AQA GCSE (2016) Biology - Eukaryotic & Prokaryotic cells

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This is a lesson aimed at the new AQA GCSE Biology (2016) - ‘Cells’ SoW. The lesson begins by identifying examples of prokaryotic and eukaryotic cells, pupils can begin to think about the structural differences between these two types of cells. Next, pupils are given a worksheet plus an additional card of information on either the structure or function of a bacteria cell. Pupils will need to walk around the room and trade the information on their card with others to fully complete a labelled diagram of a bacteria cell and descriptions of the functions for each structure. Once completed pupils can peer or self-assess their work using the information within the PowerPoint slide. The next activity requires pupils to apply their knowledge of the structure of bacteria (prokaryotic) cells and compare this to the structure of eukaryotic cells, pupils need to construct a list/table in their books to identify the similarities and differences between these two cells. Pupils can then self-assess their work against the list provided in the PowerPoint slide. The next activity is an assessment activity, pupils will need to complete the past-paper question in their books and again self/peer-assess their work using red pens. The final activity involves a list of ‘True/False’ statements, to gauge the progress of the class this could be completed by students holding up red/amber/green cards to identify whether they think the statement is true or false. All resources are included in the PowerPoint presentation, please review to provide me with feedback :). Thank you.
NEW AQA GCSE Chemistry - 'Chemical changes, Electrolysis and Energy Changes' lessons
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NEW AQA GCSE Chemistry - 'Chemical changes, Electrolysis and Energy Changes' lessons

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This bundle of resources contains 8 whole lessons, along with all additional resources, which meet all learning outcomes within the ‘Chemical changes, Electrolysis and Energy Changes’ unit for the NEW AQA Chemistry Specification. Lessons include: The Reactivity Series Displacement Reactions Extracting Metals Making Salts Neutralisation & Strong/Weak Acids Electrolysis Aluminium Extraction Exothermic & Endothermic Reactions Reaction Profiles & Bond Energy Calculations Chemical cells, batteries and fuel cells The lessons contain a mix of differentiated activities, progress checks, practical investigations, exam questions and more than two opportunities, per lesson, for self/peer red-pen assessment of tasks.
NEW AQA GCSE (2016) Physics - Internal Energy
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NEW AQA GCSE (2016) Physics - Internal Energy

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This lesson is designed for the NEW AQA Trilogy Physics GCSE, particularly the 'Molecules & Matter’ SoW. For more lessons designed to meet specification points for the NEW AQA Trilogy specifications for Biology, Chemistry and Physics please see my shop: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/SWiftScience This lesson begins with a ‘Think > Pair > Share’ activity which requires pupils to recall the properties of a solid, liquid and gas. Once students have discussed this amongst themselves and as a class, they will then complete a fill-in-the-blank task to summarise the properties and the arrangement of particles of a solids, liquids and gases. Once this task has been completed students can self-assess their work suing the mark scheme included. Students will now be introduced to the idea of potential energy and internal energy, a video will then be shown and students will have to answer a set of questions. This work can then be self-assessed using the answers included in the PowerPoint. This then follows into a mid-lesson plenary, pupils will answer an exam question and then peer-assess their work. Next, students will study the different levels of forces of attraction between particles found in solids, liquids and gases. Their knowledge of what they have learned so far this lesson can then be checked using a summary worksheet, students complete their own worksheet, the answers to this are included in the PowerPoint for students to mark their work once complete. Lastly, students will carry out a ‘True or False’ task. The plenary task requires pupils to complete a 3-3-1 summary: 3 facts, 3 key words and 1 question to test their peers. All resources are included at the end of the presentation. Thanks for looking, if you have any questions please let me know in the comments section and any feedback would be appreciated :)
NEW AQA GCSE (2016) Physics - Radioactivity
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NEW AQA GCSE (2016) Physics - Radioactivity

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This bundle of resources contains 8 whole lessons, along with all additional resources, which meet all learning outcomes within the ‘Molecules & Matter’ unit for the NEW AQA Physics Specification. Lessons include: Atoms & Radiation The Development of the Nuclear Model Radioactive Decay Alpha, Beta & Gamma Radiation Half-life & Radioactivity Nuclear Radiation & Medicine Nuclear Fission & Nuclear Fusion Dangers of Radiation The lessons contain a mix of differentiated activities, progress checks, practical investigations, exam questions and more than two opportunities, per lesson, for self/peer red-pen assessment of tasks.
NEW AQA GCSE (2016)  Chemistry - Rate of Reaction: The effect of concentration and pressure
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NEW AQA GCSE (2016) Chemistry - Rate of Reaction: The effect of concentration and pressure

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This lesson is designed for the NEW AQA Trilogy Chemistry GCSE, particularly the ‘Rates of Reaction’ SoW. For more lessons designed to meet specification points for the NEW AQA Trilogy specifications for Biology, Chemistry and Physics please see my shop: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/SWiftScience The lesson begins with students introduced to the idea of concentration in terms of no. of particles per cm3. Students will then need to ‘Think > Pair > Share’ their ideas of how an increase in concentration may affect the rate of a reaction. Students can use their ideas from this first task to make a prediction for the investigation into the rate of reaction between sodium thiosulphate and different concentrations of HCl. Students will need to conduct this investigation using the practical sheet provided, record their results, plot a graph of their results and complete a conclusion. Students can assess their explanation of the results they collected using the answer provided in the PowerPoint presentation. The next part of the lesson will focus on the effect of pressure on the rate of a reaction. Students will firstly be introduced to the idea of an increasing pressure leading to an increase in the number of particles per cm3, using this information and the diagrams provided pupils can ‘Think > Pair > Share’ their ideas about how an increase in pressure would affect the rate of a reaction. Their answer to this question can self-assessed using the answers provided. Next, students need to work through a set of levelled questions on the effect of pressure on the rate of a reaction. This work can be self-assessed using the answers provided on the PowerPoint. The last task is for pupils to plot a set of results onto graph paper, using these data they can calculate the initial rate of reactions for two concentrations of HCl. Students can assess their work using the mark scheme provided on the PowerPoint. The plenary task is for pupils to write down three quiz questions (and the answers!) to test their peers knowledge of what they have learned in the lesson. All resources are included at the end of the presentation. Thanks for looking, if you have any questions please let me know in the comments section and any feedback would be appreciated :)