For every topic in 2 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.
A set of 10 lessons for teaching particles to year 6 or 7.
All key behaviours explained with lots of practicals.
Powerpoints including with key questions.
Filtering and evaporation
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
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.
Relative atomic mass is shown above the chemical symbol.
Includes livermorium and flerovium, moscovium etc
Colour coded groups.
Groups 1-8 labelled.
C2 Keyword glossaries, useful for revision or as part of a homework.
Great laminated as a set in the classroom for revision as it means that textbooks aren't needed and pupils can be more independent.
C2.1 - Structure and Bonding
C2.2 - How the structure influences the properties and uses of substances
2.2.1 – Molecules, 2.2.2 - Ionic compounds, 2.2.3 - Covalent structures, 2.2.4 – Metals, 2.2.5 – Polymers, 2.2.6 - Nanoscience
C2.3 - Atomic structure, analysis and quantitative chemistry
2.3.1 - Atomic Structure, 2.3.2 - Analysing Substances, 2.3.3 - Quantitative Chemistry
C2.4 - Rates of reaction
C2.5 - Exothermic and endothermic chemical reactions
C2.6 - Acids, bases and salts
2.6.1 - Making salts, 2.6.2 - Acids and bases
C2.7 - Electrolysis
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.
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.
Be able to name some sedimentary rocks
Explain the processes of weathering, transportation, deposition, sedimentation, cementation
Use particle diagrams to explain cementation.
Demonstration of sedimentary rock sandwich and metamorphic toastie
You can do the transportation pipe demo but it isn't very good.
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.
Metamorphic rocks worksheet
Pupils work in groups to solve the challenge, use their own knowledge and that given in the resource to write a report to a construction company on which rocks they should use for different construction tasks. Print out all the pages and a set to groups of 3-4 pupils. 20 minutes to read the information, read the example report and to write their own. Lower ability groups will copy out the example with the correct rocks added in and the higher ability groups will write their own report from scratch.
Rocks, slate, limestone, metamorphic, fossils, marble, construction, uses of rocks
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.
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.
Practical/ Main 1:
Pupils carry out analysis of the igneous rock samples, using naked eye, magnifying glasses/camera phones, porosity test and acid test.
Pupils to learn the difference between intrusive and extrusive igneous rocks using ppt.
Questions from page 91
Read the geology.com article about igneous rocks and how they are formed.
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
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.
Show the frozen rock breaking demo as an example of freeze thaw.
Link to the landscapes of Qatar, erratics etc.
Show photos of different types of weathering and ask pupils to identify them
✤ State the adverse effect of Global Dimming and discuss why these pollutants are of global concern
✤ Relate this to particle theory and light diffraction/reflection.
Exploratorium activity on website.
✤ 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.
✤ To plan an investigation into the effect of volume of air on the time it takes for a candle to go out.
✤ To carry out an investigation
Use common mistakes ppt.
This is the levelled task for this topic. We will be used to level along UK national curriculum levels you ability to carry out an investigation. The assessment is looking mostly for your ability to make links between the topics and explain both verbally and using diagrams. The levels available will range from a 3c (lowest) to a 7a (highest).
If pupils have already achieved a 7c or above in the previous levelled practical they will be given the opportunity to use the GCSE criteria, these have much more criteria to be completed but will allow pupils to achieve grades rating from a FAIL to an A*.
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.
Think pair share – Were all scientists successful?
Introduce students to the storys of Mendeleevs early life, Alfred Wegeners life and/or Nikolai Tesla.
Plate tectonic demonstration with biscuits and syrup – see video
Alfred Wegener Song
Explain tectonic plates and continental drift
Alfred Wegener SciShow Video
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)
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?