A fact sheet of the properties of solids, liquids and gases. There is also a blank version of the fact tables for students to fill this in for a worksheet activity.
Ideal for Key Stage 3 students or as an introduction for GCSE physics.
For lower abilities, give students some of the answers and have them fill in the rest themselves, talking with people around the room.
For higher abilities, challenge students to fill in as many squares as they can in a minute for a starter/plenary/consolidation activity.
Students will gain an understanding of properties of the physical states solids, liquids and gases.
Dulwich College Junior School Science Scheme
A fully comprehensive scheme designed for above national average students. This is in line with the National Curriculum and would also fit in very well with KS3 Science
A really fun introduction to some common elements and their properties.
Mr. Sodium has exploded and three other guests have gone missing at the Periodic Manor House. Can your students match chemical properties to clues in this super sleuth extravaganza!
Variable group size with variable difficulty.
Min group size: 13
Max group size: 30
The book is designed to support new and existing science teachers. It put together a number of old and new ways to inspire students and engage them in their learning. This is particularly useful for new and trainee science teachers as it gives ideas and guidance, all in one place.
This is a merge of the 3 book in the series of making science engaging and memorable through the use of investigations and demonstrations.
This book contains all 150 demonstrations and investigations from the 3 books that are also available separately.
This simple but effective lab allows students to observer and draw inferences about diffusion. Students will need three cups set up that are each of the following temperatures (warm, cold, and room temperature). They will need to put one drop of food coloring in each at the same time as well as start a timer once they do so. In one minute increments, the students will record what they see for three minutes total. Students will then reflect on the diffusion of the food coloring being compared in each of the three temperatures. The temperature component can be connect to dissolving easily and the recording change over time is also important.
Materials needed: clear cups (3 per group), some way to both lower and raise temperature of the water prior to experimentation, food coloring, and a timer.
Atomic Theory Timeline:
This extra lesson is not explicitly covered by the Cambridge iGCSE syllabus but it makes a nice addition to the course, as project work, an introduction to the idea of scientific models or just as an introduction to the periodic table or atomic theory.
Each PowerPoint contains a lot of detail, thus this lesson is not really intended to be delivered in the presentation format as like my other lessons.
The PowerPoint covers how a theory may change as new evidence is found. How a scientific explanation is conditional but may become more convincing when predictions based on the model or theory are confirmed later on by further ideas/scientific data.
The lesson covers the concept of models, a brief overview of atoms, a printable of the atomic theory timeline and slides on the models proposed by various key figures in the atomic theory timeline.
There is as always a list of extra resources and a question page (just one question) at the end of the PowerPoint
An interactive 50-slide presentation that introduces chemical reactions and writing skeleton equations, word equations and balanced chemical equations with state symbols. Many sample problems and practice problems for learners to participate.
Scaffolded lesson notes for pupils and two worksheets to practice writing word equations and balancing equations are included in this resource pack.
In these lessons, pupils will:
• know the signs of a chemical change
• review identifying the reactants and the products of a chemical reaction
• use the symbols of the elements and write the formulae of simple compounds
• determine the formula of an ionic compound from the charges on the ions present
• construct word equations and simple balanced chemical equations
• construct equations with state symbols
• deduce the balanced equation for a chemical reaction, given relevant information
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