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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.
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.
ELBS - Seeds and Germination
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ELBS - Seeds and Germination

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Worksheet for Environmental and Land Based Science (OCR) unit B682 - Plant care, but could also be used for Biology GCSE Worksheet for students to record roles of different parts of a seed and the factors involved in germination. A good summary activity following practical work or as an independent research task.
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.
Antacid Investigation
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Antacid Investigation

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Worksheets designed for Year 8 Scheme of learning, Low-mid ability students; Approximately 2 hours of lesson time. Scaffold for students to complete an entire investigation into the effectiveness of different brands of antacid tablets using acid and universal indicator to show change in pH. Worksheet includes; 1. List of apparatus with space to explain why each piece is used. 2. Space for a method and control variables. 3. Results table for students to record start and end pH, change in pH and time taken for change. 4. Separate worksheet with pre-plotted axes for students to plot bar charts of their results. 5. Conclusion and Evaluation is structured using sentence starters to guide students to use data from their investigation.
Breathing worksheet
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Breathing worksheet

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Designed for new Year 7 curriculum to go alongside demonstrations of lung dissection and using the bell jar and balloons model to represent the breathing system. Worksheet give students opportunity to consolidate their knowledge and could be used alongside a text book for more independent work.
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.
Alkenes worksheet
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Alkenes worksheet

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Worksheet designed for low ability students but could also be used as a shorter revision activity for other students. This worksheet helps students to recall the test and result for alkenes using Bromine water - which can be demonstrated for students. It also requires the use of molecular models to help students visualise the addition reaction that takes place when bromine reacts with an alkene and to model the different alkenes.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
ELBS - Different types of Fertiliser
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ELBS - Different types of Fertiliser

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Worksheet for Environmental and Land Based Science GCSE (OCR), provided in PDF and MS word formats. Could be used as an independent research task, or as a summary activity following practical work with fertilisers so that students have notes in preparation for exams.
ELBS - Flowers and Pollination
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ELBS - Flowers and Pollination

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Worksheet for Environmental and Land Based Science (OCR) unit B682 - Plant care. Worksheet for students to record observations of a flower dissection and discuss the characteristics of pollination for wind and insect pollinated plants. A good summary activity following practical work or as an independent research task.
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.
ELBS - Animal Diet
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ELBS - Animal Diet

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Worksheet for unit B682 of Environmental and Land Based Science (OCR) Scaffolded using specification for this GCSE. Works well as a summary activity, homework or independent research task so that students have a record of knowledge that may have been gained through hands on learning. Also works well as a revision activity.