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Welcome to my shop!! I have taught in an inner London school for 6 years and been Head of Department for the last 3. I not only produce science specific resources but also cross-curricular projects and science literacy resources. I hope you find something useful and your students enjoy the activities!

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Welcome to my shop!! I have taught in an inner London school for 6 years and been Head of Department for the last 3. I not only produce science specific resources but also cross-curricular projects and science literacy resources. I hope you find something useful and your students enjoy the activities!
Literacy in Science - The use of morphemes to learn scientific vocabulary
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Literacy in Science - The use of morphemes to learn scientific vocabulary

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The activity is aimed at GCSE and A level students but could be used to extend KS3 students with high reading ages. High level science involves learning an additional language as well as understanding the concepts and a lot of the words are very similar due to the root of their formation. This activity helps students to understand where the words come from so when they come across new terms, they may be able to use this knowledge to understand part or all of the term. It is a technique used in university study to help students, in particular medics to help them remember all the new terminology Provide each student with a hard copy of the morpheme table or display it on your WB. Students use the table to try and determine the meaning of the scientific words Go through the words in turn and students can mark their work/peer assess ensuring that they write the correct definition in their table if they were unable to work it out. I have included answers - they are not necessarily formal definitions as I wanted to try and keep the link to the morphemes.
Cells, batteries and FUEL CELLS - whole lesson plus example exam questions
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Cells, batteries and FUEL CELLS - whole lesson plus example exam questions

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A lesson (double) covering all content for GCSE combined/Chemistry for cells, batteries and fuel cells 3 exam questions to use as assessment, some recommended as part of the lesson plan, others for extension Power Point is easy to follow with student tasks throughout to make lesson interactive (most answers given as part of presentation) Based on AQA but transferable across other specifications
OCR A level  Chemistry Module 5 (year 2) resources including assessments
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OCR A level Chemistry Module 5 (year 2) resources including assessments

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A selection of PPs covering module 5 for the new specification (from 2015) Resources include short activities for in class or homework and 2 assessments to assess progress part way through and at the end. Each assessment also has a PLC style self-assessment form for students to keep in their notes and use to structure their revision. All topics covered including: Rates, equilibrium, pH, Enthalpy, Born-Haber, Entropy, Transition metals
OCR A level Chem Module 6.1 Aromatic compounds, carbonyls and acids assessment and self-assessment
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OCR A level Chem Module 6.1 Aromatic compounds, carbonyls and acids assessment and self-assessment

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A 54 mark assessment made up of 14 multiple choice questions and the rest long answer questions The self assessment sheet breaks down each question by topic so students can quickly see which topics they are confident in and which topics require further work. I use the self-assessments in a similar way to PLCs and ask the students to keep them in their notes to refer to as a starting point for revision
Literacy in science activities KS3/GCSE
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Literacy in science activities KS3/GCSE

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A selection of activities to support students literacy and increase their engagement in science. To be used in class, as homework or during tutor time for enrichment. the resources will help build a better understanding of science in the media and how the language of science was developed. This will support learners throughout their science career beyond A level
Harry Potter Science Week plan, poster, schedule and resources
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Harry Potter Science Week plan, poster, schedule and resources

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Transform your Science department into Hogwarts for a week and have lessons full of wizarding fun and excitement whilst also extending students scientific understanding. Resources include: 1 - Poster - To advertise your week 2 - Vision and plan - An overview of how we organised our week with suggested activities and ways to involve all year groups 3 - Letter of acceptance - We gave one to each tutor group in preparation for the week and also printed loads out to come flying out of our homemade chimney (see photos) 4 - Schedule template - The schedule shows how we organised the weeks and also has the jobs for people to volunteer for in order to prepare resources and decorations for the week 5 - Instructions for elephants toothpaste (part of potions) 6 - Assignments - Print out double sided and hand out to students as part of a week long quiz, we put together certificates for students who completed each quiz and the aim was to complete all the quizzes by the end of the week and earn a certificate in each wizarding discipline (herbology, potions, transfiguration, charms and divination) - a good literacy activity to add tot he week 7 - Instructions for flame tests (part of potions) 8 - A selection of photos from our week for inspiration In addition our entire department dressed up as characters from the books for the whole week We had Harry Potter themed awards for budding scientists and for those who really stood out we organised a trip with the English department to The Harry Potter Experience to learn about the making of the films. All in all it is a great week and a lot of fun, plus everybody loves Harry Potter!
OCR A level Chemistry Module 5.1 Rates, equilibrium and pH - PP and comprehension activity
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OCR A level Chemistry Module 5.1 Rates, equilibrium and pH - PP and comprehension activity

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138 slides covering the whole of module 5.1 Rates, equilibrium and pH of the new OCR A level Chemistry specification (from 2015) The PP includes onscreen activities (with answers) There is a link to a video on slide 94 to support the comprehension activity (also included) Topics included: Orders, rate equations and rate constants Concentration –time graphs Rate-concentration graphs Rate-determining step The effect of temperature on rate constants Equilibrium Equilibrium and Kp Equilibrium constants and their significance Bronsted-Lowry acids and bases Acid-base reactions and Ka Calculating pH of strong and weak acids The ionisation of water and Kw Buffers Neutralisation – titration curves Please note: I have used some slides from other authors to supplement my own and am very grateful to those people who shared.
OCR A level (year 2) Chemsitry Module 5.3, Transition metals, PP and activities
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OCR A level (year 2) Chemsitry Module 5.3, Transition metals, PP and activities

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51 slides covering the whole of module 5.3, Transition metals, for OCR Chemistry A level (year 2) Specification points included: Transition elements and Properties Ligands and complex ions Ligand substitution Precipitation reactions Redox reactions Qualitative analysis Tests for ions I have also tried to include opportunities for application of the content to help students prepare for the unified paper
OCR A level (year 1) Chemistry Module 5.2 PP and activities
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OCR A level (year 1) Chemistry Module 5.2 PP and activities

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56 slides covering Module 5.2, Energy, of the new A level Chemistry specification I have included some exam questions (and answers) as well as MCQs and recommended independent tasks Specification topics covered: Energy Lattice enthalpy Born–Haber and related enthalpy cycles Enthalpy and entropy Entropy Free energy Redox Redox titrations Electrode potentials Storage and fuel cells
OCR AS/A level Chemistry Module 4, Organic Chemistry, PP and activities
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OCR AS/A level Chemistry Module 4, Organic Chemistry, PP and activities

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Two Power Points covering the whole of module 4, Core Organic Chemistry, for AS/Year 1 A level Chemistry for OCR M4.1 Basic concepts and Hydrocarbons - 90 slides including activities (Dingbat plenary was made by another author on TES, thanks for sharing) M4.2 Alcohols, halogenalkanes and analysis - 124 slides including activities M4.1 Specification points covered: Basic concepts and hydrocarbons Basic concepts of organic chemistry Naming and representing the formulae of organic compounds Functional groups Isomerism Reaction mechanisms Properties of alkanes Reactions of alkanes Properties of alkenes Stereoisomerism in alkenes Addition reactions of alkenes Polymers from alkenes Waste polymers and alternatives M4.2 Specification points covered: Alcohols, haloalkanes and analysis Properties of alcohols Reactions of alcohols Haloalkanes Substitution reactions of haloalkanes Environmental concerns from use of organohalogen compounds Organic synthesis Practical skills Synthetic routes Analytical techniques Infrared spectroscopy Mass spectrometry Combined techniques
Rate of reaction data analysis (Activity 5.6.1.1)
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Rate of reaction data analysis (Activity 5.6.1.1)

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A stand alone activity to help students understand how rate of reaction is measured and calculated. LO: To analyse data from a rate of reaction experiment and to evaluate practical methods as part of the skills required for AQA Required Practicals Skills covered: MS 1a: Recognise and use expressions in decimal form. MS 1c: Use ratios, fractions and percentages. MS 1 d:Make estimates of the results of simple calculations. MS 4a: Translate information between graphical and numeric form. MS 4b: Drawing and interpreting appropriate graphs from data to determine rate of reaction. MS 4c: Plot two variables from experimental or other data. MS 4d: Determine the slope and intercept of a linear graph. MS 4e: Draw and use the slope of a tangent to a curve as a measure of rate of change. Activity 5.6.1.1 accompanies the skeleton PP, Rate of reaction Skeleton PP for AQA Combined Science (Biology topic 6.1) - also available from TES
OCR AS/A level Chemistry module 3, Periodic table and energy, PP and activities
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OCR AS/A level Chemistry module 3, Periodic table and energy, PP and activities

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Two Power Points covering the whole of module 3 for OCR AS/Year 1 Chemistry (Periodic table and energy) M3.1 Periodic table PP - 56 slides with activities included M3.2 Physical Chemistry - 113 slides with activities included Key word match up is for the standard enthalpy definitions (some additional definitions to spec but it extends their understanding an helps them to understand the definitions rather than just memorise them) RSC Problem - A little Gas is a nice research based activity to consolidate understanding after you have taught the Maxwell-Boltzman distribution M3.1 Specification areas covered: Periodic table Periodicity Periodic trend in electrical configuration and ionisation energy Periodic trend in structure and melting point Redox reactions and reactivity of group 2 metals Reactions of group 2 compounds The halogens Redox reactions and reactivity of halogens and their compounds Characteristic reactions of halide ions Qualitative analysis Tests for ions M3.2 Specification areas covered: Enthalpy changes: ΔH of reaction, formation, combustion and neutralisation Bond enthalpies Hess’ law and enthalpy cycles Reaction rates Simple collision theory Catalysts The Boltzmann distribution Chemical equilibrium Dynamic equilibrium and le Chatelier’s principle The equilibrium constant, Kc
GCSE Chemistry maths skills mat
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GCSE Chemistry maths skills mat

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An A4 page covering the main maths skills required for GCSE Chemistry/Combined science (Chemistry) Print out in colour/b&w and laminate to use in class or provide each student with a copy to stick in the front of their books for reference
OCR AS Chemistry Module 1 independent task/cover and peer assessment (new specification from 2015)
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OCR AS Chemistry Module 1 independent task/cover and peer assessment (new specification from 2015)

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Students are given a week/ 7 hours to complete the task independently. The task covers the whole of module 1 in context and also develops their practical skills as part of the PAG tasks. The students will need to look up new terms in the textbook and research independently to complete the task successfully. 1. Hand in complete write-ups 2. swap tasks amongst peers and hand out peer assessment sheet. As you go through the PowerPoint, tasks appear that link to the peer assessment sheet. This way the students are covering the content of module 1 whilst also looking at in the context of their peers work and assessing the work. 3. Swap back for students to comment on the peer assessment 4. Finally (if you feel necessary) collect them in to teacher assess I covered the content in a double lesson and students learnt a lot from completing the task (despite a lot of grumbling) Covers OCR Chemistry A Module 1 Practical Skills in Chemistry Experimental design Types of variable Writing a plan Planning an investigation Recording data Manipulating data Evaluating results and drawing conclusions Precision and accuracy
OCR A level (year 2) Chemistry Module 6.1, Aromatic compounds, carbonyls and acids PP and activities
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OCR A level (year 2) Chemistry Module 6.1, Aromatic compounds, carbonyls and acids PP and activities

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PP including 86 slides covering the whole of module 6.1 (Aromatic compounds, carbonyls and acids) Application activity on Toluene to help students prepare for unified paper Electrophillic substitution assessment (with answers) Specification points covered: Aromatic compounds, carbonyls and acids Benzene and aromatic compounds Electrophilic substitution Phenols Carbonyl compounds Reactions of carbonyl compounds Characteristic tests for carbonyl compounds Carboxylic acids and esters Properties of carboxylic acids Esters Acyl chlorides
OCR A level/year 2 mini assessment on module 5 (rates, orders and equilibrium) with self-assessment
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OCR A level/year 2 mini assessment on module 5 (rates, orders and equilibrium) with self-assessment

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A 57 mark assessment covering rates, orders and equilibrium from module 5 (OCR A level Chemistry) The self assessment sheet breaks down each question by topic so students can quickly see which topics they are confident in and which topics require further work. I use the self-assessments in a similar way to PLCs and ask the students to keep them in their notes to refer to as a starting point for revision
Self-assessment activity for OCR A level Chem Practice paper - Set 1, paper 1
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Self-assessment activity for OCR A level Chem Practice paper - Set 1, paper 1

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Designed to accompany OCR Chemistry Practice paper - Set 1 H432/01 Periodic table, elements and physical chemistry The self assessment sheet breaks down each question by topic so students can quickly see which topics they are confident in and which topics require further work. I use the self-assessments in a similar way to PLCs and ask the students to keep them in their notes to refer to as a starting point for revision
Literacy activity for the changing atom
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Literacy activity for the changing atom

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Information about the key scientists involved in the changing atom. it is downloaded from various sources on the internet and I ask students to read about a particular scientist and highlight the key points. As a class we then build the history of the atom using the information and any prior knowledge they may have.