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 all ages. 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. IUPAC spelling. Relative atomic mass is shown above the chemical symbol. Includes livermorium and flerovium, moscovium etc Colour coded groups. Groups 1-8 labelled.
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AQA GCSE Chemistry Unit 1-4 booklets

AQA GCSE Chemistry Unit 1-4 booklets

Useful layout of all the learning objectives from the spec for AQA chemistry. Pupils can tick off topics as they go along or use this as a revision tool that is slightly easier to use than the plain specs. I am using this for formative assessment to have pupils tell me which areas they are confident with.
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History of the atom card sort activity

History of the atom card sort activity

A great challenging activity, split your class into 6 groups, print out on six different colours of paper and gove each group the relevant cards for each scientist in a different colour. My medium ability year 7s were able to delegate tasks within their groups and so complete the whole puzzle in less than 10 minutes - meaning they could then answer the questions on the main card. Includes; Rutherford, Bohr, Democritus, Dalton, Thompson and Higgs so that dates go right up until October 2013, covering 2500 years of chemistry history.
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KS3 Photosynthesis Resources

KS3 Photosynthesis Resources

Includes: Gold star questions for stretching able students to apply their learning. Plant cell models homework. Keyword word search and synthesis tasks.
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Respiratory system worksheet pack

Respiratory system worksheet pack

A series of worksheets used for teaching respiration. Including labelling the diagram ( I give the pupils page numbers in our dictionaries and they have to figure out the rest themselves). Gap fill exercises and card sorts. Observation notes for a pluck dissection. Lots of challenging resources and pupil led activities designed for an observation lesson.
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AQA C1 Card Sorts - Every topic (pairs)

AQA C1 Card Sorts - Every topic (pairs)

Small card sorts -ideal for starter, plenary, main or revision activity. Suitable for a wide range of abilities and great for working in mixed ability pairs. These are small (20 cards per page) recommended size for revision as with multiple sets. If only one or two sets are needed it is recommended you use the larger versions. AQA C1.1.1 Atoms, AQA C1.1.2 The periodic table, AQA C1.1.3 Chemical reactions AQA C1.2.1 Calcium carbonate, AQA C1.3.1 Extracting metals AQA C1.3.2 Alloys, AQA C1.3.3 Properties and uses of metals AQA C1.4.1 Crude oil, AQA C1.4.2 Hydrocarbons, AQA C1.4.3 Hydrocarbon fuels AQA C1.5.1 Obtaining useful substances from crude oil, AQA C1.5.2 Polymers AQA C1.5.3 Ethanol, AQA C1.6.1 Vegetable oils, AQA C1.6.2 Emulsions AQA C1.6.3 Saturated and unsaturated oils, AQA C1.7.1 The Earth''s crust AQA C1.7.2 The Earth's Atmosphere
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XKCD Plenarys & Homeworks; science comics

XKCD Plenarys & Homeworks; science comics

UPDATE: 20 more slides added in 2nd presentation. Use these popular webcomics (open source) to spice up your plenary or homework activities, these multifaceted comics are great for stimulating further learning or emphasising a certain point of your lesson. Includes two different activities described and nearly 100 different science related cartoons ranging from KS3 to A-level and beyond. Covering topics as varied as genetics, elements, forces and the scientific method.
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AQA C1 Starter/Plenary Quizzes Every Topic

AQA C1 Starter/Plenary Quizzes Every Topic

For every topic in C1 there is a small (under 5 mins) starter or plenary quiz, includes multiple choice answers to enable all pupils to access the content. Great assessment at the start of a revision lesson or ideal for tuition. Includes: AQA C1.1.1 Atoms AQA C1.1.2 The periodic table AQA C1.1.3 Chemical reactions AQA C1.2.1 Calcium carbonate AQA C1.3.1 Extracting metals AQA C1.3.2 Alloys AQA C1.3.3 Properties and uses of metals AQA C1.4.1 Crude oil AQA C1.4.2 Hydrocarbons AQA C1.4.3 Hydrocarbon fuels AQA C1.5.1 Obtaining useful substances from crude oil AQA C1.5.2 Polymers AQA C1.5.3 Ethanol AQA C1.6.1 Vegetable oils AQA C1.6.2 Emulsions AQA C1.6.3 Saturated and unsaturated oils AQA C1.7.1 The Earth''s crust AQA C1.7.2 The Earth's Atmosphere
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AQA C2.6 Acids, bases and salts

AQA C2.6 Acids, bases and salts

A collection of resources to help with teaching AQA C2.6 Acids, bases and salts. Includes card sorts ready made in small and large - print these on coloured card and laminate for the best effect. Includes keyword glossary sheet - this can be given to pupils at the start of a topic or made available during revision as atopic specific resource. Includes mini test for a starter to judge prior knowledge, or used as a summative activity at the end of the lesson. Includes: AQA C2.6.1 Making salts AQA C2.6.2 Acids and bases
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AQA C2.4 Rates of reaction

AQA C2.4 Rates of reaction

A collection of resources to help with teaching AQA C2.4 Rates of reaction. Includes card sorts ready made in small and large - print these on coloured card and laminate for the best effect. Includes keyword glossary sheet - this can be given to pupils at the start of a topic or made available during revision as atopic specific resource. Includes mini test for a starter to judge prior knowledge, or used as a summative activity at the end of the lesson. Includes: AQA C2.4.1 Rates of reaction
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Line of Best Fit

Line of Best Fit

Teach pupils how to draw the different lines of best fit using this simple worksheet.
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Igneous Rocks 1

Igneous Rocks 1

Learning Objectives Be able to name some igneous rocks Be able to describe how igneous rocks are formed? Explain the difference between intrusive and extrusive igneous rocks. Settler: Starter: Show pupils some igneous rocks, stress which ones they should be able to name later as examples. From the pictures pupils should identify some trends eg crystals and colour. The images can be printed and laminated to do this exercise independently. Demonstration: Practical/ Main 1: Pupils carry out analysis of the igneous rock samples, using naked eye, magnifying glasses/camera phones, porosity test and acid test. Main 2: Pupils to learn the difference between intrusive and extrusive igneous rocks using ppt. AFL: Questions from page 91 SPLAT Homework Read the geology.com article about igneous rocks and how they are formed.
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Earth's Early Atmosphere

Earth's Early Atmosphere

Learning Objectives ✤ State the composition of clean, dry air ✤ Explain the changes in the Earth that led to oceans forming. ✤ Relate the Earths early atmosphere with that of Mars or Venus today. ✤ Explain the changes in the Earths atmosphere today.
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Continental Drift Alfred Wegener

Continental Drift Alfred Wegener

Learning Objectives Learn who Alfred Wegener was and state the theory of continental drift. Describe the crust as broken into pieces called tectonic plates. Explain that convection currents within the Earth’s mantle driven by heat released by natural radioactive processes because the plates to move at relative speeds of a few centimeters per year. Evaluate the evidence for continental drift and explain why it was not accepted at the time. Settler: Think pair share – Were all scientists successful? Introduce students to the storys of Mendeleevs early life, Alfred Wegeners life and/or Nikolai Tesla. Starter: Demonstration: Plate tectonic demonstration with biscuits and syrup – see video Practical: Main 1: Alfred Wegener Song https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T1-cES1Ekto Explain tectonic plates and continental drift Alfred Wegener SciShow Video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nbU809Cyrao Main 2: Pupils answer What is the Alfred Wegener’s theory of continental drift. And what evidence did he have for it? (4) Alfred Wegener’s theory of continental drift was not accepted by the scientists at the time. Why? (2) AFL: Homework Produce a fake social media page for Alfred Wegener, what sort of things would he be posting about? Some people have already had a go, what would you post about if you were him?
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Earthquakes

Earthquakes

Learning Objectives State that earthquakes are most frequent at tectonic plate boundaries. Explain what causes earthquakes suddenly. Explain why people might not evacuate overtime there is an earthquake warning. Settler: Think pair share Are all earthquakes the same? Which Earthquakes are more dangerous? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6pwlMHpeOto Do they occur everywhere? Starter: Demonstration: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gFB-qpiKccs https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XOCxNVDiOnE Practical: Main 1: Why might Earthquakes be difficult to predict? Why are the effects of the Earthquake on people who live there? If earthquakes are so destructive why don’t people evacuate everyone there is a mild tremor? Main 2: AFL: Homework What is your own experience with earthquakes? Has someone in your family experienced a earthquake? Write a diary entry for the day when the earthquake happened (fact or fiction), include any warning you had about the earthquake if you had them and what your response was, wether you thought the earthquake was dangerous and what happened afterwards. Ever wondered why some old buildings survive earthquakes and some don't - turns out the secret is retrofitting.
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Structure of the Earth - Rock Cycle

Structure of the Earth - Rock Cycle

Main 1: Show pupils how to draw the structure of the Earth. Pupils produce a version in their books. Main 2: Question pupils about the states of the layers and how they know this. AFL: 4 Mark Question: Describe the Earth’s layers explain with examples how they're properties are based on their state. With a WAGOLL (examples of medium and higher answers are in the ppt). Homework: Possibly ask pupils to produce a 3d model of their diagram.
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Volcanoes

Volcanoes

Learning Objectives State that volcanoes occur at tectonic plate boundaries. Explain why do people live near volcanoes? Contrast volcanoes predictability with those of earthquakes. Settler: What are volcanoes? Pictures and video Starter: Pupils draw and label main parts of a volcano. Demonstration: Candlewax volcano http://www.rsc.org/Education/Teachers/Resources/jesei/volcano/teachers.pdf https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v_sYRrpNum8 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WwVbqveNe6c Practical: Main 1: Where do volcanoes occur? Main 2: AFL: Practice questions in ppt Homework Homework: IN PAIRS Produce a model of a volcano. You can use your imagination, with whatever materials you have to hand. If you want your volcano to react there are lots of videos to show you how. If you are stuck for ideas you can use the if Doha had a volcano model template on the website.
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Igneous Rocks 2

Igneous Rocks 2

Learning Objectives Investigate how speed of cooling affects the crystal size of minerals. Link the properties of igneous rocks with where they cooled. Use particle diagrams to explain the difference between intrusive and extrusive Settler: Revision of intrusive and extrusive from previous lesson. Starter: Pupil write their own hypothesis for the practical – discuss what makes a good hypothesis. Fter pupils have done theirs they can asses themselves based on the WAGOLL in the ppt. Demonstration: Practical:/ Main 1: Pupils carry out the salol/lead iodide or stearic acid cooling practical. Main 2: Pupils write an analysis for this experiment, using the mark scheme. Pupils can then peer assess using the markscheme and the WAGOLL. AFL: Ask pupils at the end how giants causeway was made and importantly where? Photographs in ppt.
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Sedimentary Rocks

Sedimentary Rocks

Learning Objectives Be able to name some sedimentary rocks Explain the processes of weathering, transportation, deposition, sedimentation, cementation Use particle diagrams to explain cementation. Settler: Starter: Demonstration: Demonstration of sedimentary rock sandwich and metamorphic toastie You can do the transportation pipe demo but it isn't very good. Practical: Main 1: Main 2: EITHER: Pupils descibe the sandwich model and explain how it is different. We could compare each others answers to see wether we have learned this OR: Pupils undertake construction company exercise 15 minutes and 5 minutes of discussion at the end. Need to address issues with the vocabulary, many misconceptions come from geography. about weathering and erosion. AFL: Homework Metamorphic rocks worksheet
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Weathering

Weathering

Learning Objectives To describe the three types of weathering, Biological, physical and chemical. To be able to give examples of all three types of weathering. To link the weathering process to the landscape. Use particle diagrams to explain weathering Settler: Starter: Demonstration/Main 1: Draw diagrams to represent the three types of weathering on the board if you are not confident use the textbook. Pupils need to be able to use particle diagrams - in this case particle means rock pieces of any size. Practical: Show the frozen rock breaking demo as an example of freeze thaw. Main 2: Link to the landscapes of Qatar, erratics etc. AFL: Show photos of different types of weathering and ask pupils to identify them
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