GCSE Chemistry evolution of the atmosphere, greenhouse gases and pollutants, 5 lessons
Includes lesson plans, teacher notes and resources for both higher and foundation tier for the new specification GCSE chemistry. Modelled on the AQA sequence, but would work for other boards (Edexcel and AQA references included). All activities are fully differentiated and suggested home works are included.
LESSON 1: starts with a story 'five create an atmosphere', where the students listen and complete a table to give an overview of atmosphere evolution. They then take 'part of the puzzle' and produce a drama in groups (alternative activity suggested for the shy). The drama is peer assessed
LESSON 2: students develop their mathematical skills by producing graphs to compare the early and today's atmosphere
LESSON 3 AND 4: students are developing campaign materials for an environmental movement about green house gases and their reduction. There is an opportunity for them to present their work
LESSON 5: a market place activity to develop knowledge of atmospheric pollutants, followed by an exam technique activity
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  • atmospheric-pollutants-L5-higher-and-foundation.pptx
  • climate-change-and-greenhouse-gases.pptx
  • data-for-early-and-current-atmosphere.pptx
  • formation-and-evolution-of-the-atmosphere--L1.pptx
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