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My ISA Handbook AQA science controlled assessment

My ISA Handbook AQA science controlled assessment

This handbook is intended to prepare students for the challenges of a science controlled assessment through a range of activities that can be completed independently or in class. It includes a 'student speak' glossary and lots of challenging oppotunities for assessment for learning before you begin an ISA. It aims to provide an independent learning opportunity that reduces the amount of class time you need to spend on an ISA. Word file now added so you can customise to suit your centre.

By J-Rho

KS3 Physics - Electricity Resource Pack, Ciruits, Current, Voltage, Electric Components

KS3 Physics - Electricity Resource Pack, Ciruits, Current, Voltage, Electric Components

**This resource has been recommended by the TES Resource Team** *UPDATED JANUARY 2017* Added a crossword puzzle with answers.This resource pack will get your learners thinking about electricity and electric circuits. It includes:• A lucid and logical 69-slide PowerPoint which includes many visual aids. The slides are thoughtfully animated (not over-animated) to allow opportunities for learners to participate and promote class discussions.• Seven pages of interactive notes (scaffolded notes). These notes fit perfectly with the presentation. I find this activity keeps lower-level students engaged during the lessons while allowing differentiation for higher achievers. • A crossword (with answers), some homework questions and a quiz.**Just print and go! Or customize to fit the needs of your class.**Learning objectives covered in this resources are listed below.• By the end of these lessons, pupils should know:1. that electricity is a form of energy.2. that current electricity can be produced from cells, batteries or the mains3. that there are a range of appliances in the home, which use electricity.4. that we can represent components by symbols. 5. that current electricity flows in conductors but not in insulators.6. that a complete path is needed from one side of the battery to the other for electricity to flow.7. how a switch works.8. that there are two types of circuit, series and parallel.9. that current is measured in Amps. 10. that current is measured using an ammeter. 11. how to connect and use an ammeter.12. that in a series circuit, the current is the same all the way round the circuit.13. that in a parallel circuit, the current is shared but not lost or used up. 14. that the current in a series circuit depends upon the number and type of components used. 15. that a battery is a store of electrical energy.16. that voltage is a measure of the amount of energy or push given to the current.17. that more cells in series equals more voltage. 18. that the effect of voltage upon current and bulb brightness.19. that an electric current causes a wire to become hot. .20. that the bigger the current, the higher the temperature of the wire.21. that if too much current flows, the wire will melt.Hope you find it useful. Your feedback is much appreciated.

By sciencecorner

OCR F321 and F322(OLD) revision aid

OCR F321 and F322(OLD) revision aid

OCR F321 and F322 Please comment!! revision summary and exam questions Covers both units with a double page on each modual and exam questions and key words for them to define on the back.

By KS261

Rock Cycle worksheet

Rock Cycle worksheet

Worksheet with all rock formation processes depicted, pupils should use the suggested words to annotate the diagram. The words are accompanied by a Key to help guide the pupils.

By clairephilly

Simplified Periodic Table

Simplified Periodic Table

I can never seem to find the right periodic table for my students so have made one ideal for KS3/4. Relative atomic mass is only measured to 1d.p. for elements such as Chlorine.Lanthinoids and Actinoides are ignored.Elements are not given capital letters.UK spelling.Relative atomic mass is shown above the chemical symbol.Includes livermorium and flerovium, moscovium etc.Colour coded groups.Groups 1-8 labelled.

By Rahmich

Materials and sustainability Activity 3

Materials and sustainability Activity 3

Encourage your students to become materials hunters through historical ages with this resource! It is based on a serious game developed by researchers. The students will learn about the properties and sustainability of materials, construction processes, available technologies and will make comparisons between different materials' capability to de used in similar applications.We greatly value your opinion so please send us your feedback at vkioupi@gmail.com

By vkioupi

Non-metals

Non-metals

L.O. To describe the properties of non-metals and identify their uses.Perfect for key stage 3.Contains a practical/investigation, where pupils look at samples and their information cards to complete a cross word puzzle.PowerPoint presentation contains answers to questions that appear upon clicking (animated).

By vanessa_yy_tse

C4.1 Chemical calculations L1 Masses of atoms and moles New AQA Trilogy spec

C4.1 Chemical calculations L1 Masses of atoms and moles New AQA Trilogy spec

I have made this resource from old lessons I used and have adapted to fit the new AQA Trilogy C4 Chemical calculations topic. There are worksheets included and interactive slides from old boardwork slides which my students still love coming up to the board to complete.This is my first upload so any feedback would be great. Thank you!

By mbroomer

Displacement reactions card game

Displacement reactions card game

Displacement reactions can be difficult for students to master so here's a card game based around whist that will help them. As they play the game, students have to decide whether or not the chemicals on the cards will react, if they can provide a card that prompts a displacement reaction they win! The game is designed to prompt higher level thought and discussion. Also included are outline details for a teacher demonstration of the displacement reactions with an accompanying worksheet for students to complete

By ironingboard

Acids and Alkalis Task Cards

Acids and Alkalis Task Cards

A set of 24 task cards designed for students to independently, or in groups, review the acids and alkalis.Includes questions on the following themes;1. Acids2. Alkalis3. IndicatorsIncluded in this kit:- 24 task cards focusing on different aspects of acids and alkalis.- Student solution sheet on which to record answers.- Teacher answer key.There are 4 cards on each sheet [6 sheets in total]. They can be printed in greyscale or color [single or double sided]. Save paper and time by laminating the cards and keeping them as class sets. Provide each student with a blank solution grid for writing the answer to the problem stated on each card. Great as a group extension or consolidation activity or for early finishers.Illustrations by:Ron Leishman @ Digital Toonage on TPT.

By BunyipBlues

10 Alphabet Analysers Science Chemistry Literacy Brainstormers Cover Homework Plenary Starter

10 Alphabet Analysers Science Chemistry Literacy Brainstormers Cover Homework Plenary Starter

10 starter-style alphabet brainstorm analysers sheets covering 10 themes including Solids, Liquids & Gases, Atomic Structure, Quantitative Chemistry, Metals, Organic Chemistry, Acids, Alkalis & Salts, Energy, Crude Oil & Fuels,Chemical Industry and Earth & The Environment. Includes space for students to explain the keywords and suggested extension activities. Ideal for the start of a lesson, a quick filler, part of a cover lesson or as a plenary on the board with a whiteboard pen. For some there are more than one analyser, so the class can get a wider range of keywords.The idea behind these is to get students to become more literate and think independently about the words that could be used to describe the topic being taught. Often the students will pick up on things that you would not normally expect!

By mikedean

40 Science Chemistry Starter Activities Wordsearch Crossword Anagram Cover Homework Plenary Starter

40 Science Chemistry Starter Activities Wordsearch Crossword Anagram Cover Homework Plenary Starter

40 starter-style keyword activities covering 10 themes including: Solids, Liquids & Gases, Atomic Structure, Quantitative Chemistry, Metals, Organic Chemistry, Acids, Alkalis & Salts, Energy, Crude Oil & Fuels,Chemical Industry and Earth & The Environment.Each theme has four activities (wordsearch, crosswords, anagrams and alphabet analysers). Some themes have more than one so there's more than 40 altogether.Includes space for students to explain the keywords and suggested extension activities. Ideal for the start of a lesson, a quick filler, part of a cover lesson or as a plenary on the board with a whiteboard pen.

By mikedean

AQA GCSE specification topic 4.5: Energy changes

AQA GCSE specification topic 4.5: Energy changes

Summary questions covering the entire new AQA GCSE specification topic 4.5: Energy changes. Can be used as a plenary, revision or homework activity. Follows the specification with reference points.Code: 'MEGA-MAY’ – for new buyers to enter at checkoutThe code will give NEW buyers to Tes* 100% off a resource up to the value of £3 ($3.97 in USD). It expires at 23.59 BST on Wednesday 31 May 2017, or after 20,000 redemptions (whichever is sooner). The terms for this promotion can be read here - please read carefully.

By DanielOjjeh

AQA GCSE Chemistry - 4.7: Organic Chemistry

AQA GCSE Chemistry - 4.7: Organic Chemistry

Summary questions covering the entire new AQA GCSE specification topic 4.7: Organic Chemistry. Can be used as a plenary, revision or homework activity. Follows the specification with reference points.Code: 'MEGA-MAY’ – for new buyers to enter at checkoutThe code will give NEW buyers to Tes* 100% off a resource up to the value of £3 ($3.97 in USD). It expires at 23.59 BST on Wednesday 31 May 2017, or after 20,000 redemptions (whichever is sooner). The terms for this promotion can be read here - please read carefully.

By DanielOjjeh

Saturated and unsaturated fats in palm oil -- homework questions

Saturated and unsaturated fats in palm oil -- homework questions

A set of 9 questions designed to get students to do some reading on the subject and use existing organic chemistry knowledge to explain the effects of unsaturation on the properties and health implications of fats. The questions are to be answered by looking at a couple of web pages (http://www.indiana.edu/~oso/Fat/Simplifying.html) and watching a short video.It covers:- Saturated, monounsaturated, polyunsaturated.- Full and partial hydrogenation- Homogeneous catalysis- Trans fats- The increased use and near-ubiquity of palm oil in consumer products, and the toll this has taken on Borneo's rainforests

By ceviche

Complex ions, ligand exchange reactions and preparation of Prussian Blue (lab work)

Complex ions, ligand exchange reactions and preparation of Prussian Blue (lab work)

A micro-chemistry procedure for studying the colours of complex ions, the stability of ligands and the exchange reactions that can lead to colour changes. There are several preliminary questions included, as well as a number of post-lab questions.Included is also a procedure to produce a colloidal suspension of Prussian blue, which is a good opportunity to remind students of concepts such as:- precipitation- mixtures- separation of compounds- purityIt is also an interesting experiment in that Prussian blue was the world's first synthetic dye.

By ceviche