Elements, Compounds, Formulae and Naming Compounds Explained KS3

A comprehensive and enjoyable introduction to atoms, molecules, elements, compounds, the periodic table, chemical symbols, formulae and naming compounds.

What’s Covered

  • All atoms of one element are the same but are different from the atoms of other elements.
  • Atoms combine to form molecules.
  • If combining atoms are from the same element, a molecule of an element is formed.
  • If combining atoms are from different element, a molecule of a compound is formed.
  • An element contains only one type of atom
  • A compound contains two or more different types of atom.
  • Elements are listed in the periodic table.
  • Each element has its own symbol.
  • Symbols can be the first letter of the name (capital), two letters from the name (capital then lowercase) or taken from the Latin name of the element.
  • The formula of a compound tells you how many atoms of each element are in it.
  • Working out the number of atoms of each element in a compound from its formula.
  • Naming compounds with the groups CO3, SO4, NO3.
  • Compounds containing only two atoms end in ide.
  • Mono = 1, di = 2, tri = 3.

What’s Included

  • Animated PowerPoint for teaching with exit ticket quiz
  • Flip it (pupil writes questions to given answers)
  • Anticipation Guides (combined starter and plenary)
  • Foldable
  • Cut and stick activity.
  • Worksheet to support the PowerPoint
  • Fact sheet
  • Homework plus answers (x2)
  • Fact share worksheet
  • Pupil progress self-assessment checklist
  • Periodic table
  • Exit Ticket
  • Suggested lesson plan showing choices possible between resources

This pack contains thirteen resources and it is intended that the teacher uses them to build their own unique lesson to take account of student ability and time available. Literacy, oracy, self-assessment and peer assessment are all built in to the resources. These features are clearly marked on the comprehensive one-page flow chart lesson plan which shows where the logical choices between resources can be made. There are three differentiated and engaging homeworks which can also be used as classwork if so desired.

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Created: Feb 16, 2020

Updated: Dec 2, 2020

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