A lesson discussing different methods to separate mixtures, before leading students through simple paper chromatography. Follow up activities to the practical are included. A fun lesson with great impact.
Introductory lesson for KS4 animal and plant cells. The lesson covers levels of organization, as well as animal and plant cell structures, covering organelles and functions. This lesson will most likely last around 40 minutes, but can easily be accompanied by extra exam questions. This lesson has a high student focus, with many different opportunities for reflection.
Lesson (including practical activity) for the displacement reactions of metals and the reactivity series.
Engaging practical activity, and creative opportunity for students to write their own mnemonics.
KS4 Microscopes overview lasting 2 to 3 lessons.
This presentation takes students through the parts of a light microscope, to using light microscopes, including the AQA required practical.
Magnification equations are demonstrated, and there is an independent research activity to investigate the differences between light microscopes, compared with electron microscopes.
SOW to compliment AQA KS3 Matter scheme.
This full series of lessons is fully equip to tackle the scheme in a logical and challenging fashion. Each lesson is presented from a colourful differentiated powerpoint, with activities and thought provoking questions for students. Practicals are regularly included, as well as interactive and independent activities, and each lesson ends with an opportunity for reflection.
Students greatly enjoyed covering this unit, and other schools would benefit greatly from these resources.
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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Lesson taking students through the differences between mixtures and compounds, before considering how physical properties can be used to separate mixtures. This lesson provides an opportunity fro students to either practice or observe a demonstration on distillation, as well as understanding alternative techniques for separating mixtures.
A fun and engaging lesson for what can be a dry topic.
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 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.
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.
A KS4 lesson covering the formation of crude oil, as well as the consequences of burning crude oil once formed. A hollistic approach to the topic where students begin to understand the disparity of timings between formation and combustion of crude oil.