A research focused lesson where students investigate the uses of graphene and fullerenes. This lesson is structured to meet all learning outcomes for the AQA Combined Science Trilogy syllabus for fullerenes.
An enjoyable and concise way to help students to navigate this topic.
A full lesson taking students through the properties of different hydrocarbons, with particular focus on how intermolecular forces affect the physical properties of viscosity and flammability. Students are then taken through the two types of combustion, before attempting to balance combustion equations.
A lesson to compliment the teaching of surface area to volume ratio, and its effect on the rate of diffusion.
This lesson takes has a maths focus of encouraging students to calculate surface area to volume ratio, and then comparing these values to the time taken for HCl to diffuse into cubes of agar gel which are soaked in phenolphthalein.
Differentiated and engaging for an otherwise dry topic.
Full lesson teaching students about the properties of ionic compounds and relating that to their structure. This lesson is pre-made with activities and ready to go, including reflections, video clips, and evaluation activities for higher order thinking.
Engaging lesson taking students through the chemical and physical trends of group 7 elements. This lesson includes visual instructions for students when completing displacement reactions for group 7 elements, as well as an observation sheet for their practical experiments.
An enjoyable lesson for what can be a dry topic. This lesson pushes students to think further and understand the trends, opposed to just wrote learning.
A series of 10 lessons to cover the entire AQA trilogy GCSE specification for Triple science, but can easily be used for combined science students. This scheme takes students from atoms, elements and compounds, through mixtures, to then considering the structure of atoms. After this point, students are introduced to the ideas of ions and the structure of the periodic table with reference to subatomic particles. Finally, students then combine all of these ideas to evaluate the reactivity of elements in groups 1, 7 and 0.
There are several opportunities for practical skills to be developed, including:
Group 1 demos
Group 7 displacement reactions
Formation of ionic compounds to demonstrate predicted electron transfer, e.g. combustion of magnesium.
A fun scheme, which has so far proved to promote excellent progress.
A full powerpoint is provided, as well as individual lesson powerpoints. All lessons come with powerpoints. Some have activities omitted - how to find these free activities from TES included in notes.
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A series of approximately three lessons where students are taken through:
The structure of simple covalent molecules
The properties of simple covalent molecules
The structure of giant covalent molecules
The properties of giant covalent molecules
Structures of polymers
Representing the structures of polymers
There is a theme throughout this series of lessons where students use molymods to make abstract concepts far more concrete. This aids understanding and promotes engagement throughout a topic which can be both conceptually challenging, and quite dry to teach to students.
Whole lesson on Electron structure.
Only other required document is the electron structure periodic table - can be downloaded from ab_science here for free!
A fun lesson, including an excellent electron structure bingo activity which really motivates students - bring your own chocolate prizes!
A bundle of several lessons covering the AQA Chemistry Triple Science Trilogy SOW.
Fun and engaging lessons, with several practical and demonstration opportunities. A mixture of student and teacher led lessons to add variety, all of which promote engagement and will encourage students to become excited in the early stages of their chemistry GCSE.
Each lesson has built in reflection points, and notes to explain where other resources can be obtained for free when necessary.
A full scheme of lessons to take students through the AQA Organic chemistry unit for paper 2. Packed with animations, videos, practical opportunities and engaging activities.
All activities are on the powerpoints, printing is kept to a minimal to save time and money, and students have shown to greatly enjoy this topic!
KS4 lesson taking students through the applications and uses of equations to calculate Ke, GPE, and Ee.
Each equation is introduced in a way where students begin to think about the equations, and how different factors affect the amount of energy in different stores, before students begin to consider the use of equations in an exam context.
Differentiated questions demanding students convert units and consider the form of their answers. What’s more, the final questions require students to interchange values between stores of GPE, Ke, and Ee.
A Bundle of lessons to cover the AQA Combined science ECHG topic.
A practical heavy focus on a topic which students find engaging and enjoyable. Can be condensed down to around 4 lessons to cover rapidly and effectively.