NEW AQA GCSE Chemistry Alcohol Reactions

NEW AQA GCSE Chemistry Alcohol Reactions

Made for the new NEW AQA GCSE Chemistry specification to be sat Summer 2018. Uses a class practical (or demo) from the following RSC page: http://www.rsc.org/learn-chemistry/resource/res00001757/oxidation-of-ethanol?cmpid=CMP00005267 If you are unsure of your classes practical ability, I'd recommend a demo as some of the chemicals aren't very nice.
Runebeard
NEW AQA GCSE Chemistry Fractional Distillation

NEW AQA GCSE Chemistry Fractional Distillation

Made for the NEW AQA GCSE Chemistry specification to be sat Summer 2018. Requires a demo of fractional distillation using standard distillation apparatus and a mixture of various "fractions". I would recommend using the recipe outlined by CLEAPPS.
Runebeard
New GCSE AQA Chemistry Electrolysis of Aqueous Compounds

New GCSE AQA Chemistry Electrolysis of Aqueous Compounds

Made for the New GCSE AQA Chemistry spec to be sat Summer 2018. Uses a class practical of Electrolysing Sodium Chloride solution with damp blue litmus to test for the production of Chlorine. Having done simple ionic compounds in a previous lesson, most students will already predict this correctly, but will notice that a prediction of Sodium forming does not occur and they should use their previous knowledge to suggest plausible reasons why. Some may need a little more scaffolding questioning to aid them in this.
Runebeard
New GCSE AQA Chemistry Redox Reactions

New GCSE AQA Chemistry Redox Reactions

Made for the New GCSE AQA Chemistry spec to be sat Summer 2018. Involves a quick demo of burning FINE Iron filings (oxidation). Must be fine, the large ones don't oxidise quick enough. Also a practical of displacement reactions to show metals being oxidised AND reduced. Needs the following kit: - Zinc Sulphate - Copper Sulphate - Iron (II) Sulphate - Zinc - Copper - Iron
Runebeard
New GCSE AQA Chemistry Extracting Metals

New GCSE AQA Chemistry Extracting Metals

Made for the New GCSE AQA Chemistry Spec to be sat Summer 2018. Requires a demo of the elctrolysis of Copper Sulphate to show extraction by electrolysis (briefly as shows up elsewhere in topic). Also uses the extraction of Copper from Copper Oxide with Carbon as in the RSC document (http://www.rsc.org/learn-chemistry/resource/res00000417/extracting-metals-with-charcoal?cmpid=CMP00005112). I don't recommend doing the lead one, as although it's easier to get a good amount of lead beads than Copper, the extra safety considerations make it tricky with most groups. Make sure students set up the Copper extraction swiftly and then progress onto the levelled criteria WHILST it occurs, else you will run out of time.
Runebeard
New GCSE AQA Chemistry Metals and Acids

New GCSE AQA Chemistry Metals and Acids

Made for the New GCSE AQA Chemistry spec to be sat Summer 2018. Requires a small practical testing Metals with acids. The metals you choose to use are up to you, but I would recommend a range such as: - Magnesium ribbon - Zinc (use smaller granules than lumps otherwise it can react slower than large Iron filings due to surface area problems) - Iron (large filings) - Copper (any)
Runebeard
New GCSE AQA Chemistry Electrolysis of Simple Ionic Compounds

New GCSE AQA Chemistry Electrolysis of Simple Ionic Compounds

made for the New GCSE AQA Chemistry spec to be sat Summer 2018. Includes the electrolysis of Copper Chloride as the chosen example. This is due to the fact that it will separate like a simple binary compound despite being in solution and doesn't make it complicated for students new to electrolysis.
Runebeard
New GCSE AQA Chemistry Electrolysis of Molten Compounds

New GCSE AQA Chemistry Electrolysis of Molten Compounds

Made for the New GCSE AQA Chemistry spec to be sat Summer 2018. Uses an old (but good) RSC video on Aluminium Extraction that I watched myself at GCSE many moons ago. Can be found easily on youtube, but here's the link I used in particular: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WaSwimvCGA8
Runebeard
New GCSE AQA Chemistry  Preparing Soluble Salts

New GCSE AQA Chemistry Preparing Soluble Salts

Made for the New GCSE AQA Chemistry spec to be sat Summer 2018. This is a strict lesson regarding timings. If you pause too long early on, you will likely run out of time. Can be spread over 2 lessons if preferred to allow for recrystallisation stage not shown here or for simply more time to take over the reaction. Also included, is the required practical assessment for the lesson.
Runebeard
New GCSE AQA Chemistry  Neutralisation and Titration with Required Practical

New GCSE AQA Chemistry Neutralisation and Titration with Required Practical

Made for the New GCSE AQA Chemistry spec to be sat Summer 2018. Essentially a 2-part lesson. Requires a titration example in the first part with a heavy focus on method and indicators. Second part is the including required practical assessment and presumes (due to course order) they have already done Chemical quantities and can calculate concentrations from titre values. I personally believe this required practical should have been in the Chemical quantities topic, but AQA have put it here instead.
Runebeard