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Interpreting Rate of reaction Graphs
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Interpreting Rate of reaction Graphs

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Worksheet designed for student being entered for higher exam to practice using rates graphs to describe a reaction, calculation of rate from gradient and the use of interpolation.
Chemistry 4.4 - Chemical Changes Revision Sheet
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Chemistry 4.4 - Chemical Changes Revision Sheet

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Revision resource for topic 4.4 - Chemical Changes for AQA GCSE Chemistry (teaching from 2016), designed using the specification. Students could complete with their notes, a text book or ICT equipment. Works well as a homework or in class using 2 colours of pen to show areas that they already know and didn't need to look up the answer for and another for areas they had to research. Best printed A3 size.
4.3 - Quantitative Chemistry Revision Sheet
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4.3 - Quantitative Chemistry Revision Sheet

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Revision resource for topic 4.3 - Quantitative Chemistry for AQA GCSE Chemistry (teaching from 2016), designed using the specification. Students could complete with their notes, a text book or ICT equipment. Works well as a homework or in class using 2 colours of pen to show areas that they already know and didn't need to look up the answer for and another for areas they had to research. Best printed A3 size. Answers included on answer sheet for numerical problems.
ELBS - Animal Care Revision
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ELBS - Animal Care Revision

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Revision sheet for Environmental and Land Based Science GCSE (OCR) for unit B682 - Animal Care. Provided as PDF and MS word format that can be edited. A good tool for independent revision, can be used with or without notes. I have found this works well to highlight gaps in knowledge, with students using 2 coloured pens to show areas they had to look up the answer to. Revision mind map covers the following areas: - Food Stuffs - Feeding - Digestion - Digestive Systems - Animal Diet - Breeding - Animal Housing - Castration and Spaying
4.2 - Bonding, Structure and the Properties of Matter Revision
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4.2 - Bonding, Structure and the Properties of Matter Revision

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Revision resource for topic 4.2 - Bonding, Structure and the Properties of Matter for AQA GCSE Chemistry (teaching from 2016), designed using the specification. Students could complete with their notes, a text book or ICT equipment. Works well as a homework or in class using 2 colours of pen to show areas that they already know and didn't need to look up the answer for and another for areas they had to research. Best printed A3 size.
Food tests
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Food tests

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Method cards for food tests: fats, protein, sugars and starch. Higher and lower worksheets for students to record the method for each test plus the outcome of carrying out each test.
Copper Extraction - Displacement and Electrolysis
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Copper Extraction - Displacement and Electrolysis

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Double sided worksheet for students to record the equipment used, their observations and scientific explanations when they carry out 2 reactions: 1. Displacement of copper from copper oxide, using carbon. 2. Purification of copper by electrolysis. Originally designed for OCR gateway science B and is graded using this specification. (grades C-A*). As both reactions take time it is worth students setting up their practicals and completing the worksheet tasks as the experiments run.
Crude Oil and Alkanes Worksheet
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Crude Oil and Alkanes Worksheet

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Worksheet for low ability students studying AQA GCSE Chemistry (teaching from 2016) covering key information on crude oil, hydrocarbons and alkanes. Scaffolded worksheet introduces new key words, with fill the gaps and short answer questions - this works well as a good summary activity following discussion about what students already know about crude oil and the introduction of key ideas. This activity also requires a molecular modelling kit to help students to visualise the alkane molecules (methane, ethane, propane and butane) and begin to recognise patterns in their names and formulae.
Atomic Structure and Isotopes
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Atomic Structure and Isotopes

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Scaffolded worksheet for students to independently research atomic structure and isotopes. Initially designed for OCR Gateway Additional Science - C4. Use alongside a text book or ICT equipment. Learning Objectives: 1. Describe the structure of the atom. 2. Calculate the number of protons, neutrons and electrons from the atomic number and mass number of an element.
Chemistry 4.1 - Atomic Structure and the Periodic Table Revision
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Chemistry 4.1 - Atomic Structure and the Periodic Table Revision

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Revision resource for topic 4.1 Atomic Structure and the Periodic table for AQA GCSE Chemistry (teaching from 2016), designed using the specification. Students could complete with their notes, a text book or ICT equipment. Works well as a homework or in class using 2 colours of pen to show areas that they already know and didn't need to look up the answer for and another for areas they had to research. Best printed A3 size.
Calorimetry - Burning Fuels
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Calorimetry - Burning Fuels

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Worksheet to go alongside calorimetry experiment comparing energy per gram of fuel for different length hydrocarbons. Work is scaffolded for students to discuss control variables and hard to control variables, which acts as good practice for controlled assessments. Following completion of a calorimetry practical students calculate energy transferred and energy per gram using the key equations plus rearrangement of equations. Students are extended through link to exothermic energy profiles. Designed for students entered into higher exam for OCR Gateway Additional Science B / OCR Gateway Chemistry B, and is graded according to specification.
GPE and EPE investigation
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GPE and EPE investigation

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Worksheets for Y7 energy topic - Gravitational and Elastic Potential Energy Worksheet 1, GPE, gets students thinking about the energy changes that occur when a bouncy ball is dropped. Worksheet 2, Bouncy balls investigation, is scaffolded so students can carry out their own investigation into drop height and bounce height. Differentiated conclusion with numeracy extension for most able.
Ionic Bonding Worksheet
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Ionic Bonding Worksheet

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Scaffolded worksheet used with Low-mid ability students when first teaching ionic bonding and dot and cross diagrams. Also includes short summary quiz.
Nuclear Fission and Fusion
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Nuclear Fission and Fusion

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Scaffolded independent research worksheet designed for P4h - Fission and Fusion (OCR gateway), graded throughout. Students could complete tasks on worksheet using text books or ICT resources, or is also useful as a revision activity.
Metals and Acids
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Metals and Acids

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Worksheet to go alongside a practical to investigate the reaction between metals and acids. Designed for year 8 students, differentiated throughout to stretch the most able. Worksheet is scaffolded so that students can: 1. Risk assess their practical including control measures and an evaluation of how well risks were managed. 2. Identify and explain control variables. 3. Record observations. 4. Use results to order metals according to reactivity. 5. Write word and symbol equations for reactions between metals and acids.
Chemical reactions activity
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Chemical reactions activity

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Worksheet with circus activity for students to identify evidence for when a chemical reaction takes place. Differentiated and scaffolded through out for students to explain what a chemical reaction is in terms of products and reactants, plus word and symbol equations for simple chemical reactions.
Redox reactions - Independent Research
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Redox reactions - Independent Research

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Worksheet designed for OCR Gateway Chemistry - C6c Redox reactions. Scaffolded so that students can collect meaningful information while researching using text books or ICT equipment. Graded throughout using specification. A good homework activity if short of lesson time towards end of Y11.
ELBS - Alternative Energy
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ELBS - Alternative Energy

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Worksheet originally designed for Environmental and Land Based Sciences GCSE (OCR) Independent research worksheet to summarise alternative energy resources, including different biofuels. Works well in class alongside textbook/ICT, as a revision activity or homework to consolidate learning.
How temperature affects rate of reaction
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How temperature affects rate of reaction

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Scaffolded worksheet for students to summarise knowledge of collision theory, record results from rate experiment, write a conclusion and have this peer assessed. Worksheet goes alongside reaction between sodium thiocyanate and Hydrochloric acid as per the RSC classic chemistry experiment found at http://www.rsc.org/learn-chemistry/resource/res00000448/the-effect-of-temperature-on-reaction-rate?cmpid=CMP00000518 Some safety considerations are given on the worksheet for students to be aware of but please thoroughly risk assess before carrying out this practical with a class.