Attached is 2 double lessons (4 hours) worth of activities, lesson is interactive, student-led, exam-focused.
Prior to this, students should choose a contemporary scientific issue of their choice - this can be from a magazine eg New Scientist or Chemistry Review etc. or from online.
They can produce a little written piece introducing this if you wish them to.
The teacher can then go through the PowerPoint regarding part B of the exam -this PowerPoint explains the structure of part B of the exam and describes what to include and how to structure your answers in order to achieve high marks.
In some cases, ideas of how to start answers are given.
Students should answer each of the questions (except the last one) for THEIR chosen contemporary issue (see peer assessment form for how to do this in presentation style. This can be done in a presentation format and communicated to the class, during the presentation, the presenter will be assessed by their classmates using the peer-assessment form attached.
Many skills are addressed in this lesson(s), such as communication, critical thinking, analysis, detecting bias, independent research, ability to give and receive constructive criticism, drawing valid conclusions, making sensible judgements, simplifying complex issues and interpreting graphical and statistical data etc.