Ionic equations - I use these resources in the third lesson of a series of lessons on the AQA GCSE Chemistry ‘Chemical changes’ topic in paper 1. Students typically find this challenging and I find lots of practice is the way to go. The solubility rules are not needed for AQA GCSE Chemistry but it is useful for extending the more able or even to use with other exam boards. The Ionic equations resource includes:
Information sheet (Ionic equations)
Information sheet 1 (Solubility)
Information sheet 2 (Solubility)
Worksheet (Ionic equations)
Answer sheet (Ionic equations)
Answer sheet (Solubility)
The common ions information sheet is useful to use alongside this lesson.
I use this resource on fullerenes and graphene as a back up in case of IT failures. This is normally a great lesson or homework for students to do some of their own research. It is such a new part of science that the applications of the technology are changing all the time. The fullerenes and graphene resource links in with the previous covalent bonding resources in the AQA GCSE Chemistry ‘Structure, bonding, and the properties of matter’ topic in paper 1. The resource includes:
Information sheet (Fullerenes and graphene)
Worksheet (Fullerenes and graphene)
Answer sheet (Fullerenes and graphene)
Redox is the sixth lessonin a series of lessons from the AQA GCSE Chemistry ‘Chemical changes’ topic. The redox resource outlines the different definitions for oxidation and reduction. The worksheet then gives opportunities to identify redox in reactions. The redox resource includes:
Information sheet (Redox)
Answer sheet (Redox)
This resource contains three six mark questions. Each question is in s separate document and has associated answers with examiners guidance. This is a great resource for revising the electrolysis part of the AQA GCSE Chemistry ‘Chemical Changes’ topic in paper 1. The electrolysis 6 mark questions resource includes:
Electrolysis 1 (Aluminium oxide electrolysis)
Electrolysis 2 (Electrolysis of brine)
Electrolysis 3 (Evaluation of two different electrolysis cells)
This resource on concentration of solutions takes students through the definition of solvent, solute and solution, and then demonstrates how to calculate the concentration of a solution. The resource contains an information sheet with accompanying question and answer sheets. I use the resource with more able KS3 students but mainly with GCSE students. I use the resource as part of the AQA GCSE Chemistry Quantitative Chemistry topic.
I use this annotated AQA GCSE Periodic Table for my Y10 and Y11 students. There is a large space on the periodic table where students can put their name so they don’t lose it. I usually laminate the resource with the student’s name printed on it. The students have it as a reference for the entire GCSE course. Early on in the GCSE Chemistry course I allow students to use the annotated copy during assessments. Later in the course I make sure students are using the unannotated copy provided by AQA. Please remember this is an annotated copy of the AQA GCSE Chemistry periodic table, it is not the same as what students are allowed to use during exams.
This titration 6 mark exam question is a great resource to assess students understanding of a titration. I use it as part of the AQA GCSE Quantitative Chemistry topic or sometimes in the AQA GCSE Chemical Changes topic. The resource is a common question frequently asked in AQA GCSE Chemistry paper 1. There is an accompanying information sheet that students can use a reference resource too. This could also be used as an A Level starter or memory retrieval question.
This resource defines the relative atomic mass of an element and also describes to students how to calculate the relative atomic mass. The resource includes an information sheet and question sheet for practice. The great thing is that students can check their answers against the relative atomic mass displayed on the periodic table. A good resource for GCSE students and a good starter or reminder for A Level students. I use this resource as part of the AQA Chemistry, Quantitative Chemistry topic.
This giant ionic structures resource is best used alongside 2.4 Ionic bonding. Giant ionic structures is the fifth lesson in the AQA GCSE Chemistry ‘Structure, bonding, and the properties of matter’ topic in paper 1. The main things I want students to take away from this resource is the ability to explain the properties of ionic substances. This resource includes:
Information sheet (Giant ionic structures)
Worksheet (Giant ionic)
Answer sheet (Giant ionic)
This transition metals resource is the final lesson of the AQA GCSE Chemistry ‘Atomic structure and the periodic table’ topic in paper 1. I often use these resources as part of a larger lesson where students use computers to research the uses of transition metals, in particular linking the properties of transition metals to their uses. The resource includes:
Information sheet (Transition metals)
Information sheet (Transition metal ion colours)
Worksheet (Transition metals)
Answer sheet (Transition metals)
This resources contains an information sheet on explaining how simple compounds are named. The accompanying worksheet asks students to name compounds formed from combinations of elements and also to identify the elements in a compound. The naming compounds worksheet also asks students to name some chemical formulae with their common name. An answer sheet is included.
This balancing equations differentiated resource is great as a starter for more able students or the main activity for another lesson. The resource contains a balancing equations information sheet for students to keep as a reference. In addition there are three different balancing equations worksheets that allow students to try balancing equations with 3, 4, 5, or 6 different elements. Complete with answer sheet.
I use this separation techniques resource as the third lesson of the AQA GCSE Chemistry ‘Atomic structure and the periodic table’ topic in paper 1. The resource has several worksheets to suit all abilities. The resource contains:
Information sheet (Filtration)
Worksheet - differentiated (Filtration)
Answer sheet (Filtration)
Information sheet (Crystallisation)
Answer sheet (Crystallisation)
Information sheet (Distillation)
Worksheet - differentiated (Distillation)
Answer sheet (Distillation)
Worksheet (Fractional distillation)
Answer sheet (Fractional distillation)
Information sheet (Chromatography)
Answer sheet (Chromatography)
Group 7 (Halogens) is the 10th resource in a series of lessons for the AQA GCSE Chemistry ‘Atomic structure and the periodic table’ topic in paper 1. This halogens resource can be used across KS3 to extend, KS4, and KS5 as a reminder. This Group 7 resource can be used along side an IT lesson where students can do further research. The resource includes:
Information sheet (Group 7 - Halogens)
Worksheet (Group 7 - Halogens)
Answer sheet (Group 7 - Halogens)
The ions information sheet explains how ions are formed to students and how to draw ions. The accompanying ions worksheet and answer sheet challenges students to deduce the electron configuration of ions and draw their structures. The common ions resource lists ions that are useful for students when learning about ionic bonding and electrolysis. This resource is useful for students to have as a reference in their folders or exercise books. Please note that students in the UK will not be able to take this resource into any public exams.
This extraction of aluminium resource is part of the AQA GCSE Chemistry ‘Chemical changes’ topic in paper 1. The resources are differentiated to help both the low ability and stretch the more able. The extraction of aluminium resource includes:
Information sheet (Extraction of aluminium)
Worksheet (Extraction of aluminium - 3 differentiations)
Answer sheet (Extraction of aluminium)
This displacement reactions resource is the first in a series of lessons on extraction of metals. The lessons are all part of the AQA GCSE Chemistry ‘Chemical changes’ topic in paper 1. The resource includes:
Information sheet (Extracting metals)
Information sheet (Displacement reactions)
Worksheet (Displacement reactions)
Answer sheet (Displacement reactions)
The changes of state and particle model worksheet is a great memory retrieval or revision resource to be used with KS3 and GCSE level students. The resource comes in three levels of difficulty complete with answer sheet. This could be used as a starter for more able students or a research task for lower ability.
This resources helps students understand how to calculate the concentration of a solution based on moles, volumes and equations. The resource includes an information sheet, question sheet and accompanying answer sheet. I use this resource as part of the AQA GCSE Chemistry Quantitative Chemistry topic in paper 1 but it would be suitable for all GCSE exam boards. The resource can be used with A level students too.
This resource introduces students to calculating reacting masses using the scaling method. I use this as part of the AQA Chemistry Quantitative Chemistry topic. The resource comes with an information sheet on reacting masses and accompanying question and answer sheets. The question sheet can be used to do the moles method and also with A Level students.